Scientific panel scorches FDA over its stance on Bisphenol-A
We have addressed the Bisphenol-A issue in various entries in the past. In short, this chemical used to line hard plastic liquid containers and some metal cans, has been banned in Canada out of concern over toxic leaching. Its use in baby bottles which are warmed with the content inside has been a matter of particular concern. Yesterday, October 30, 2008, the scientific panel created by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control stopped short of calling BPA "dangerous", but noted that the Bush Administration's claim that the chemical did not pose a health risk to consumers ignored many suggestions of potential toxicity and was premature.