A SafeMama reader tipped us off to a new study being done regarding the safety of BPA (thanks SafeMama reader). While the FDA is being paid off to maintain that BPA is safe at low levels, a new preliminary study being done out of London further proves that BPA should be banned. From Ottowa Citizen:
A study has for the first time linked a common chemical used in everyday products such as plastic drink containers and baby bottles to health problems, specifically heart disease and diabetes.
“The study, while preliminary with regard to these diseases in humans, should spur U.S. regulatory agencies to follow recent action taken by Canadian regulatory agencies, which have declared BPA a ‘toxic chemical’ requiring aggressive action to limit human and environmental exposures,” Frederick vom Saal of the University of Missouri and John Peterson Myers of the nonprofit U.S.-based Environmental Health Sciences, wrote in a commentary accompanying the study.
Again, while this is a preliminary study, this is another great step in the right direction to banning BPA. Hopefully. FDA is meeting as we speak to re-evaluate the safety of this chemical.
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