FDA Rejects Call for Banning BPA Use in Food Packaging

by Kathy Jones on  March 31, 2012 at 9:11 PM General Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Font : A-A+

An American environmental group's attempts to ban a chemical used in food packaging has failed after the US Food and Drug Administration rejected the petition stating that the organization has not given enough evidence.
 FDA Rejects Call for Banning BPA Use in Food Packaging
FDA Rejects Call for Banning BPA Use in Food Packaging

The Natural Resources Defence Council had petitioned the FDA to ban the use of bisphenol-A, a chemical that is used in hardening plastics in food packaging. The organization was calling for a ban on the basis of a number of studies that have shown the chemical to be harmful to the reproductive and nervous systems in animals.

However the FDA has rejected the petition and said that the studies were too small to be conclusive and that the conclusions cannot be applied to humans.

"While evidence from some studies have raised questions as to whether BPA may be associated with a variety of health effects, there remain serious questions about these studies, particularly as they relate to humans", the agency said.



Source: Medindia

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Food Additives Why Do We Eat - Nutrition Facts Diet Lifestyle and Heart Disease Hunger Fullness and Weight Control Label Lingo on Food Items: Decoded Top Diet Foods that Make you Fat Top Food for Dieters Selenium - Natural Source Better than Supplements 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive