FDA Continues to Back BPA Safety

By Kristie Turck •  Published 09/16/08 •  2 min read

This is getting old.  The FDA met today to revisit the safety status of Bisphenol-a in consumer products.  I am not shocked that they still back it’s safety, although they do admit that more research is needed.  So the FDA says keep on exposing yourself to it and hopefully your kids don’t develop fertility or metabolic problems.

“A margin of safety exists that is adequate to protect consumers, including infants and children, at the current levels of exposure,” Laura Tarantino, a senior Food and Drug Administration scientist, told an expert panel that has been asked for a second opinion on the agency’s assessment of BPA.

Gee, thanks for keeping an eye out for us.  Coincidentally, today another study was released to coincide with the FDA’s reassessment linking BPA to heart disease, diabetes and liver problems.  The study, done by The Journal of the American Medical Association “shows that higher urinary concentrations of BPA were associated with an increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and liver-enzyme abnormalities.” (Source: JAMA)

More and more evidence builds regarding the effects of Bisphenol-a on humans, the list of effects building to a ridiculous number of potential ailments and long term diseases including but not limited to: reproductive damage, metabolic disorders, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, liver problems, high blood pressure, infertility, low sperm counts, possibly linked to breast cancer … the list goes on and on.  The FDA says you’ll be fine though… so keep buying those canned goods!  (Please detect my sarcasm.)

Source Articles: USA Today, The New York Times, Journal of American Medical Association