Tag Archive: BPA

Reversing Direction On BPA (Bisphenol A)

January 30, 2010 4:16 pm Published by

The ungodly screech of brakes that you’ve been hearing since mid January just happen to be the wheels of government as it shifts gears and reverses itself. Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it had come to agree with the U.S. National Toxicology Program after all, and indeed there was reason for “some concern” about the safety of industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) exposure for fetuses, infants and children.
We’ve talked before about BPA… the worrisome results of research, the bans by several U.S. states and the Canadian government, and the questionable accuracy of media reports on the subject. As a business owner who may be using re-usable water bottles as a promotional tool, or to help your business be more “green”, the most recent reversal in position by the FDA should have you prepared to answer questions about BPA. Educating your staff and your customers about the issues, and how to use water bottles safely are very important now.
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The Latest News On BPA

November 8, 2008 1:31 am Published by
Just when we all thought the BPA controversy had settled down, it rears it’s thorny head yet again. As before, you need to be very wary of where you get your information… and the steps you take to protect yourself… your family… and your customers. 
Research has shown that BPA may well mimic estrogen and be linked to cancer, reproductive problems, developmental delays in kids and cardiovascular disease. This comes from work published this past September in the Journal of the American Medical Association that found those with high levels of BPA in the body were more likely to have heart disease or diabetes. High BPA levels upped the risk for these diseases by 39%, but no one can be sure it’s the bisphenol A that’s the culprit — still the link is there.
What started all this, in case you’ve forgotten, was the April 2008 U.S. National Toxicology Program report that was a follow up from an expert panel review completed in 2007. Both the expert panel and the NTP reports similarly concluded a low-rate risk, or negligible concern, for adults and some concern for infants and children. 
Everyone breathed a sigh of relief. And yet the controversy, stubbornly, didn’t go away.
Canada just announced plans to go ahead with regulations that prohibit the import, sale and advertising of polycarbonate baby bottles with bisphenol A. The regulations should take affect in 2009. (more…)