Thought you had your fill of Bisphenol A (BPA) news this month? Well, there's more.
While the Food and Drug Administration tries to justify reasons to keep BPA bottles on the shelves of American stores, the Canadian government is restricting the use of the controversial plastics. Our friends up North are planning to ban baby bottles manufactured with plastic that contains BPA.
To see what is being done on the home front, read more.
In America, there is an internal debate going on between the United States National Toxicology Program and the American Chemical Council. According to an article in the New York Times:
The United States National Toxicology Program [...] raised concerns about the potential “neural and behavioral” effects of BPA on all humans, but especially on fetuses, infants and young children.
The American Chemical Council, which represents about 85 percent of the chemical industry, insists that products made with the widely used plastic have been proved safe, including for young children. The Food and Drug Administration currently agrees.
Fortunately, we don't have to sit around and wait for our government to fight the battle for us. Oddly enough, distributors who could profit from the hard plastic products are the ones pulling them from stock.
Do you think we should have legislation banning the use of #7 plastics in the United States?