FDA backs BPA as study links it to heart disease, diabetes.

Posted on September 17, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

For the first time, a large, population-based study links a chemical in plastic baby bottles to heart disease and diabetes in humans.
 
Some scientists say the study — released today to coincide with a Food and Drug Administration meeting— shows that bisphenol A, or BPA, is too dangerous to allow in consumer products, especially those used by babies and pregnant women.
 
the amount of lead in children’s blood has fallen dramatically in the decades since the USA took lead out of paint and gasoline. “Society has dealt with lead, and our body burdens came down tremendously after we got our political act together,”  “It’s mind-boggling,” “We can’t ask moms to be chemical engineers when shopping for their kids, and that is what the current system forces them to be.”
 
Read full at USA today
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