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Another Miserable Failure of the FDA -- It Will Deny Request to Ban BPA

Another Miserable Failure of the FDA -- It Will Deny Request to Ban BPA

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  • The FDA will be denying the National Resources Defense Council petition to regulate the use of BPA in the U.S., noting that it would “make any necessary changes to BPA’s status based on the science”
  • BPA is an endocrine-disrupting chemical that has been linked to decreased sperm quality, early puberty, stimulation of mammary gland development, disrupted reproductive cycles and ovarian dysfunction, cancer, obesity and heart disease, among numerous other health problems
  • In September 2010, Canada declared BPA a toxic substance, but to date no other country has followed suit, although BPA has been banned in baby bottles in Canada, Europe and the United States
  • Many U.S. companies have voluntarily removed the chemical from their products in response to consumer demand; you can help reduce your exposure to BPA by boycotting all BPA-containing plastics and canned goods lined with BPA

By Dr. Mercola

More than three years ago, the Natural  Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), calling for the agency to prohibit the use of bisphenol-A (BPA), a known toxin, in products manufactured in the United States.

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