Posts Tagged ‘Bisphenol A’

The FDA for dummies

April 3, 2012

The FDA on BPA:

“The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it was denying a petition to ban BPA from all food and drink containers, saying the science does not show an immediate cause for such action.”

Good! So BPA is safe then. Well not so fast:

“However, the federal agency cautioned that this ruling does not declare bisphenol A, or BPA, as safe.”

So in essence the FDA is saying: We are not going to ban BPA from the market place because we don’t know whether it is safe or not!

Hmmm, and why can’t they agree with most independent scientists on the subject, you may wonder?

” three-year investigation by the Journal Sentinel found that government regulators gave preferential treatment to scientists paid by the chemical industry.”

Aha, a  eureka moment!

One thing they can ban though. Next time the FDA meets, it should ban the sentence “…responsible for protecting the public health…” from its mission statement.