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Bisphenol A, known as BPA, has been the target of environmentalist concern for many years. But just like DDT, atrazine, and even dioxin, this much-studied chemical has never been found to cause any harm.
The WSJ on February 16-17 (weekend edition) ran an article by Robert Lee Hotz titled “No Ill Effect Found in Human BPA Exposure” reporting on “a closer look at 150 studies” conducted by Justin Teeguarden, a senior research scientist and toxicologist at the federal Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
He found the exposure levels generally much too low to affect the human body. “It is thousands of times lower than the levels you see in animals that do cause effects,” [Teeguarden] said.
Yup. But “last summer, the FDA banned its use in baby bottles and infant cups but continued to stand behind its safety in other products.”
Far behind, apparently.