Wednesday, September 17, 2008

BPA Study Links Health Problems

Suspicions about the effect of bisphenol A (BPA) on human beings has been confirmed in the first large study on the product. Research published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association compared the health of 1,455 men and women with BPA in their systems. Those with the highest concentrations of BPA were nearly 3x more like to have cardiovascular disease and 2.4x as like to have diabetes than those with the lowest levels.

In Congress Sen. Charles Gressley, R-Iowa has opened an investigation into the way the FDA regulated the chemical. In addition Congress is looking into whether chemical manufacturers unduly influenced the agency's position.

How long will it be before somebody gets this stuff pulled off the market?

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