Another Public Health Advisory Regarding Bisphenol A (BPA)!

August 5th, 2009

Massachusetts has become the latest state to issue a public health advisory on BPA. Both Connecticut and Minnesota have laws on the books that take affect in 2011. At this rate The United States might catch up with Canada which banned baby bottles with BPA during 2008 sometime mid century.

Massachusetts has become the latest state to issue a public health advisory on BPA. Both Connecticut and Minnesota have laws on the books that take affect in 2011. At this rate we might catch up with Canada which banned baby bottles with BPA in 2008 sometime mid century.

This author has posted on the subject of BPA a number of times. BPA is used as a liner in some food and beverage cans to prevent spoilage. It is used in a variety of other consumer products to enhance the structural integrity of plastic containers. Alternatives to plastic containers that have BPA as a component are available, and some are made by the same companies that produce products containing BPA. So, I must ask this again. Why is the United Sates taking so long to ban the use of this product?

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is issuing a public health advisory for consumers concerning bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is present in baby products, including baby bottles and some infant formula. A number of studies in laboratory animals have raised concerns about potential health effects during fetal development and among nursing or formula-fed children who may be exposed to BPA. These effects include but are not limited to: changes in the infant?s developing nervous system, such as thyroid function and brain growth; changes in behavioral development, such as hyperactivity; and changes in the normal development of the prostate gland.

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