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FDA won’t ban BPA—yet

April 2, 2012
  • By Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health

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Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health

Pat Skerrett is the editor of STAT's First Opinion and host of the First Opinion podcast. He is the former editor of the Harvard Health blog and former Executive Editor of Harvard Health Publishing. Before that, he was editor of … See Full Bio
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nando eriawan
April 17, 2012

good tips to prevent us from get BPA. now, we can be more alert to anything that can cause it. and now, I should more check my metal water bottle, is there any plastic linear or not.

April 13, 2012

Yes, I agree with the last poster. Thanks for pointing this out.

April 10, 2012

BPA is a hormone-disrupting chemical that’s been been linked to a variety of problems, including obesity, early puberty in girls, decreased levels of testosterone and lowered sperm counts in men and lowered immune responses.

Reiki Emporium
April 8, 2012

Remember: When in doubt, ask. Even companies implying that they offer BPA-free products can’t be trusted, as so many of us learned when reusable water bottle maker Sigg came clean last year about the BPA in its liners. And if it turns out that BPA is in the product of the company you’re contacting, don’t be afraid to say that you’ll no longer be buying that product. Until the laws change, consumer demand is the only leverage we have.

April 5, 2012

BPA can affect the hearts of women, can permanently damage the DNA of mice, and appears to be entering the human body from a variety of unknown sources.

April 4, 2012

nowadays produced research should be conducted in-depth testing before release to the public.
because if it has bad effects for the long term is very dangerous

April 4, 2012

Shame that nothing was reported on studies done by other civilized countries like Canada.Or on bans already in place elsewhere.

April 3, 2012

Is information about the prevention of BPA was articulated clearly to the public. And is it really something that is harmful to human body?

Big Pharma Owns the FDA
April 3, 2012

The FDA should not be asking for proof that something is harmful, it should be asking for proof that something is safe to but in food. Do you need to feed people crude oil to prove it’s unsafe to consume, that seems to by the way the FDA thinks.

With a form Monsanto Employee at their head it is no surprise really.

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