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BPA plastic: impending government restrictions?

In previous blog entries, we have pointed out the controversy over "hardened plastic" such as is used in Nalgene bottles. (This is the plastic with the "7" in the triangle on the bottom.)  The Canadian government announced it plans to restrict the use of BPA in baby bottles and some other functions. 

The U.S. National Toxicology Program also warns about the "neural and behavioral" impact of hardened plastic and warns against heating or microwaving food or liquid in these containers.  The manufacturers' American Chemical Council does not accept these warnings, and unsurprisingly, the Bush Administration FDA has not split with the manufacturers--although in classic Bush fashion, it calls for "further study".

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