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BPA No Longer Permitted in Baby Bottles

After years of indecision, the FDA has determined that the plasticizer compound BPA should not be permitted in baby bottles or sippy cups. Bisphenol A is an endocrine disruptor that mimics estrogen in the body. Worried scientists have raised the alarm about exposing infants and toddlers to this estrogenic compound. The FDA action might be considered a day late and a dollar short since most manufacturers have already removed BPA from baby bottles. Despite this decision, the agency maintains that BPA is safe in products that hold food and has made no move to require that cans holding food or beverages be modified so they are no longer lined with BPA-containing resin.

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Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies..
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