Researchers in North Carolina now find themselves squarely in the middle of a scientific controversy after a ruling by the Food and Drug Administration on Friday.
Bisphenol A will continue to be a part of the US diet. The FDA was forced to make its determination as part of a settlement to a lawsuit filed in August by the National Resources Defense Council, an environmental group based in New York.
The Food and Drug Administration has until Saturday to decide whether mothers know best. The agency is trying to determine whether bisphenol A, also known as BPA, should be forbidden in food and beverage packaging.
Saturday is the court-ordered deadline for the Food and Drug Administration to respond to a petition by the Natural Resources Defense Council asking that bisphenol A, or BPA, be banned as a food additive, which would also preclude its use in packaging.
The FDA is expected to make an announcement regarding its decision on the future of BPA within the next few days.
The FDA has until Saturday to decide whether to ban the plastic additive BPA from food packaging. Some scientists think BPA poses a risk to consumers because it can act like estrogen in the body. But recent studies by government scientists suggest the ...