The scenario: Sunday morning. Breakfast table. Family eating. Kids giggling. Coffee drinking. Newspaper reading. (cute little picture, huh?)
Then, a small snippet in the newspaper gives me a bigger jolt than my coffee. The Canadian government has banned BPA in baby bottles because it is deemed toxic. Well, round of applause for Canada, but what in the heck are they looking at that the US refuses to see?
I’ve mentioned my fear of BPA (bisphenol A) so many times, but it continues to rattle me. The FDA needs a vigorous shaking to wake up and ‘taste’ the danger. Of course, the chemical industry maintains that bottles contain little BPA and are safe for use – sure they want us to believe that… what else would we expect them to say.
But Canada based this decision on 150 (150!!!) worldwide studies. How much more evidence do we need? Well, would you believe the FDA says they are awaiting word from yet another scientific panel expected to deliver an independent risk assessment later this month.
Wow. So do you really think they’ll change their tune after assessment 151…!?! Don’t count on it.
(*Don’t wait for “studies”. If you are looking for BPA-free baby bottles, check here. It’s a great list!)
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