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U.S. National Toxicology Program concludes BPA may be toxic

This week  Bloomberg reported that the US Government belatedly joined the Canadian government in  recognizing the potential toxicity of BPA, a chemical used in hard plastic bottles.   In its report, the National Toxicology Program, a division of Health and Human Services, concluded that more investigation must be done before the chemical can be deemed safe, particularly for infants and children.  In a draft report, the Bush FDA had concluded last month that "an adequate margin of safety exists" for bisphenol A when used in products that contact food.  The product is used to stiffen plastic baby bottles and other plastic containers and to line soft drink cans utilized by Coca-Cola and Pepsi.

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