Tuesday, January 19, 2010

BPA & Babies: Feds Acknowledge Concerns

Federal health and research officials outlined new guidance today for parents on the use of hard, clear plastics made from Bisphenol-A. Their bottom line: Minimize BPA-based products that could make contact with foods or drinks that infants or toddlers might consume — especially hot foods and drinks.

The agency noted that it now “shares the perspective of the National Toxicology Program that recent studies provide reason for some concern about the potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children.”

Source: Science News

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