FDA Rejects BPA Ban
Moments ago, Forbes announced the descision of the United States Food and Drug Administration to reject the ban of bisphenol-A in food packaging, who claimed that there is insufficient proof that BPA is harmful to warrant new restrictions. Contributor Amy Westervelt writes that the decision was met with disappointment and anger by public health advocates, who have been fighting to give this chemical the attention they feel it deserves as hazardous to human health. Westervelt writes:
"The decision is just the latest blow to environmental health advocates who have found themselves facing an uphill battle trying to pass chemical regulation reform in the current Congress. One NGO worker who requested to remain anonymous said: 'We had the chance to pass reform in the last Congress and we missed it because of disagreements amongst ourselves. Now we’re facing a much tougher fight.'"
To read the full story, please read the article by Forbes here.