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Experts dismiss new study showing dangers of BPA

By Louis Gore-Langton

New research shows exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) in pregnant mice can disrupt the immune system and lead to multiple sclerosis in infancy, but experts say the chemical poses no risk to humans.

FDA got it wrong, says Dr Sarah Janssen of the NRDC

FDA rejects call to ban bisphenol A but continues safety research

By Rory Harrington and Mark Astley

US federal authorities said they dismissed a call from the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) Friday to ban bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging because the petition failed to provide concrete scientific evidence the chemical posed a health risk.

US EPA invites comments on environmental BPA testing

US EPA invites comments on environmental BPA testing

By Michelle Knott

The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a request for public comment on possible toxicity testing and environmental sampling to study the potential environmental impacts of bisphenol-A (BPA).

Bisphenol A debate rages on

Bisphenol A debate rages on

By Rory Harrington

The scientific debate over the safety of bisphenol A (BPA) continues with German safety authorities concluding that findings of two major studies do not show the chemical is hazardous. But new research from the US suggests human sperm may be harmed by...

US state warns parents off bisphenol A

US state warns parents off bisphenol A

By Rory Harrington

The US state of Massachusetts has issued a public health warning to parents of young children advising them to avoid exposure to bisphenol A (BPA).

US state bans BPA in baby bottles

US state bans BPA in baby bottles

By Mike Stones

Minnesota has become the first US state to ban the use of the controversial chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) in baby bottles. Concern focuses on the possible effects of BPA leaching into babies' feed when bottles are heated.

Cut out BPA use or risk market exclusion, urges new report

Cut out BPA use or risk market exclusion, urges new report

By Jane Byrne

Continued use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in food and beverage packaging poses unnecessary competitive, reputational and potential market exclusion risks for food and beverage manufacturing companies, claims a new report.

US hearing on packaging chemical imminent

US hearing on packaging chemical imminent

By Jane Byrne

The US food safety regulator is set to provide more information to the public later this month about its safety review of Bisphenol A (BPA), the chemical found in packaging.

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