This is alarming…
…Of the 84,000 chemicals in commercial use in the United States — from flame retardants in furniture to household cleaners — nearly 20 percent are secret…
Under the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, manufacturers must report to the federal government new chemicals they intend to market. But the law exempts [...]
Minnesota has become the first state to legislate a ban on Bisphenol-A (BPA) in baby bottles and sippy cups.
Interestingly, but not surprisingly, the FDA continues to maintain the chemical is safe.
Other states (California, Connecticut) are set to follow suit and this precedent by Minnesota will only serve to make further bans more likely. [...]
If the recent controversy over BPA has your head spinning, consider taking the time to read The Real Story Behind Bisphenol A by David Case. It’s the most comprehensive article on BPA and the monied interests surrounding it I’ve come across to date. Case makes the case (sorry) that the BPA debate is not entirely [...]