Kia Franklin

FDA: “Dangerous? Maybe, but let’s just wait and see…”

An AP article headline: FDA defends plastic linked with health risks. The FDA has the power to ban or limit use of BPA in food containers and medical devices, but it's not ready to do that until further studies confirm doubts raised about BPA's safety. Interestingly, it says its studies from research on mice, finding no health risks, were more reliable than studies measuring BPA levels in humans, which found some risks of heart disease and diabetes. I just thought this was interesting in light of the ongoing conversation about the FDA's efficacy, but maybe there are no health risks to BPA. (Meanwhile, I'm going to go ahead and get a safer reusable water bottle, just in case.)

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Posted at 1:32 PM, Sep 17, 2008 in Consumer Rights | FDA | In the News | Increasing Safety
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