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FDA faces calls to limit BPA in plastics that contact food

Added 01-27-22 05:58:02am EST - “A coalition of scientists, physicians and environmental groups is calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to restrict the use of the industrial chemical bisphenol A, known commonly as BPA, in plastics that contact food.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “FDA faces calls to limit BPA in plastics that contact food”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A coalition of scientists, physicians and environmental groups is calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to restrict the use of the industrial chemical bisphenol A, known commonly as BPA, in plastics that contact food.

In a formal petition organized by the Environmental Defense Fund and sent to the agency on Thursday, the scientists and groups argue that the federal government should take immediate steps to curb Americans' exposure to the chemical.

“With Americans overexposed to BPA by more than 5,000 times, the agency must make this a top priority and make a final decision by the 180-day statutory deadline,” Tom Neltner, EDF’s senior director for safer chemicals, said in a statement.

The petition cites findings published last month by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which indicated that harmful impacts from BPA exposure can occur at levels 100,000 times lower than previously assumed.

The document states that, based on FDA estimates of exposures, the average American's BPA exposure is 5,000 times greater than the new level considered safe by the European board.

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