FDA reconsidering the safety of BPA

By Kristie Turck •  Published 04/28/08 •  1 min read

Last updated on April 30th, 2008 at 12:58 pm

No doubt if you’re living in the US, you’re frustrated by the fact that companies hide behind the FDA’s stance on BPA being safe. But the FDA is taking another look at the safety of Bisphenol-A.

The FDA isn’t recommending people stop using BPA, says Laura Tarantino, director of the FDA’s Office of Food Additive Safety. But the agency will take another look at the safety of baby bottles, formula cans and other products made with BPA, which has been shown to leach into food. Depending on their findings, she says, the agency could require changes in the way these products are made or the amount of BPA that’s allowed to be used.

While it certainly doesn’t seem like enough, at least it’s a step in the right direction.

Source: USA Today