USDA says that it won’t ban BPA
Bisphenol-A, better known as BPA, has been used in food packaging for years, but recently there has been a growing concern among consumers that BPA may be harmful to your health.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USDA) says that there is no evidence that BPA is harmful, but that they will continue to study the product and conduct additional research. Many people do not think that the USDA is doing enough to protect the health and welfare of Americans.
This chemical, BPA, can be found in many different types of food packaging. It can be found in anything from plastic water bottles to aluminum cans. Why do some people think that it isn’t safe? Their reasoning is that BPA can mimic estrogen in the human body. This has shown to have very negative effects on lab mice, but researchers are not sure yet what type of negative effect it would have on a human.
Much more testing is needed. Much of the issue is whether or not enough BPA from packaging gets into the food to be ingested. Many companies are saying that it doesn’t, but no one knows that answer for certain. The uproar over this chemical has caused many companies to remove the chemical from their packaging anyway.