Congress Investigates BPA in Baby Formula Cans

By Kristie Turck •  Published 01/22/08 •  2 min read

Just when I started to feel like we were all doomed to just avoid BPA like the plague for all eternity and that big companies and the government could care less about what consumers want, a ray of light:

A congressional committee is launching an investigation into the use and safety of a chemical found in many children’s and infant products, including the lining of liquid infant formula cans.

It’s something. It’s better than nothing and I hope this trend continues and that our concerns are taken seriously and the research done by groups like the EWG is taken seriously too.

“There is concern in the scientific community that this chemical, bisphenol A, may be harmful both to adults and children,” Dingell said in a statement. “It would seem obvious that we would try to protect babies and infants from chemicals that may be considered dangerous to adults.”

Now if only the formula companies would stop hiding behind the FDA we’ll be in better shape. Mommy Off The Record got a letter from Similac recently and I, too, wrote to the makers of Enfamil and received a nice form letter back thanking me for my concern but assuring me I have nothing to worry my pretty little head over. I wonder if I’ll see the day that the formula companies are eating their words with a heaping spoonful of Bisphenol-A.