In Reversal, U.S. Expresses Concern Over Additive to Plastics

Posted by Trish Riley, January 16, 2010

In a shift of position, the Food and Drug Administration is expressing concerns about possible health risks from bisphenol-A, or BPA, a widely used component of plastic bottles and food packaging that it declared safe in 2008.

The action is another example of the drug agency under the Obama administration becoming far more aggressive in taking hard looks at what it sees as threats to public health. In recent months, the agency has stepped up its oversight of food safety and has promised to tighten approval standards for medical devices.

via In Reversal, U.S. Expresses Concern Over Additive to Plastics – NYTimes.com.

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