2 Democrats Push New FDA To Review BPA Safety

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Two Democratic lawmakers are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to reconsider its conclusion that a much-debated chemical used in baby bottles and food containers is safe for infants.

The FDA ruled last year that trace amounts of bisphenol-A, or BPA, that leach out of bottles and food packaging are not dangerous. But the agency's own advisers faulted the report for relying on a small number of industry-sponsored studies.

In a letter to new FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, Reps. Henry Waxman and Bart Stupak ask the agency to review that conclusion. Waxman chairs the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Consumer advocates want restrictions on BPA because it mimics the effects of the hormone estrogen, potentially interfering with young, growing bodies.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 46744447 - kake.com/a?a=46744447