Thursday, April 17, 2008

FDA Tries to Justify High Levels of Contaminants in Infant Formula

The FDA has admitted that it based its determination that current levels of bisphenol-A (BPA) exposure pose no health risks on two studies sponsored by the American Plastics Council, the trade group that represents BPA manufacturers.

One of these studies has been found to be deeply flawed, and the other study has not been published and its results have not been made public. The FDA chose to ignore data from almost 100 independent, peer-reviewed, and published animal studies that show that BPA is toxic at very low levels of exposure. Many of these independent studies were funded by the National Institutes of Health.

BPA is used in a number of different plastic products, including baby bottles.

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