Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Plastics: The FDA = FAILED

From Grist.org:

Independent panel finds FDA conclusions on BPA flawed

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's finding earlier this year that the chemical bisphenol A is safe for use in food containers and other products is "not supported by the available data and science," according to an independent review panel tasked with examining the FDA's conclusions. The review panel found that "The margins of safety defined by FDA as 'adequate' are, in fact, inadequate," and that the FDA's whole approach to assessing BPA "creates a false sense of security" and "overlooks a range of potentially serious findings." Also, the studies dismissed by the agency in its assessment "raise additional and unsettling concern."

sources: Associated Press, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal

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