BPA's fluorinated "twin" may be more of a health threat than BPA

Prior posts have noted in detail the debate over the potential adverse health effects of BPA (e.g., estrogen mimic), with the vast majority of research studies indicating that the Bush Administration FDA was incorrect in down-playing the potential adverse health effects of BPA. BPA appears to alter the...

BPA exposure may be underestimated because of laboratory method used

Prior posts have discussed various animal studies that have reported the potential for adverse impacts from BPA exposure, as well as the controversial conclusions of FDA under President Bush in assessing the risk of such exposure to humans. Recently published research suggests that the standard approach...

Another BPA issue -- it may cause undesirable activation of estrogenic genes

Prior posts have followed the debate over BPA and its potential problems. In a recently reported study, researchers have raised a new issue, the activation of estrogen-related genes. Exposure of animal and cell models to doses of BPA below the recommended tolerable daily intake (TDI) of 50 µg...

FDA to decide by end of March 2012 whether to ban BPA from food and beverage packaging

Prior posts have noted the numerous studies that have been conducted (using animal models) on BPA. It has also been noted that a low level of BPA is present in nearly all U.S. residents (although some research suggests the levels present are higher than generally suggested). Further, research in the...

Steps Are Being Taken by Various Entities to Reduce Consumer Exposure to BPA

Numerous prior posts noted that nearly everyone in the U.S. has low levels of BPA in their body, and have reviewed the animal and laboratory studies which indicate that BPA exposure may have adverse health effects on humans. It has also been noted that recent evidence indicates that the major vector...

Update on BPA Use and Production

The post on March 18, Steps Are Being Taken by Various Entities to Reduce Consumer Exposure to BPA , noted that Campbell's was planning on removing BPA from its soup cans. Other companies are also taking steps to decrease, minimize, or eliminate BPA from their food storage containers. As noted...

FDA Rejects Ban on BPA (Bisphenol A) from Food Packaging

Prior posts have noted the numerous studies involving various animals that have indicated the potential estrongenic effects from exposure to BPA. Prior posts have also noted that the primary vector of exposure is cash register receipts. In 2008, the NRDC petitioned FDA to remove BPA from food packaging...

FDA Rejects BPA Ban

By Elise N. Paeffgen , Associate, Alston & Bird LLP The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2008 to ban bisphenol A (BPA) from food packaging. FDA never responded to NRDC's petition, forcing NRDC's hand to file suit in 2010...

Another estrogenic substance is identified (BPS, which is related to BPA), and the vector exposes nearly everyone

Prior posts have noted that BPA (an estrongen mimic) is found not only in certain plastics (about which there is much nashing of teeth), but the main vector may very well be thermal cash register receipts. Well, get ready for its cousin, BPS, and the newest vector, paper money. Holy greenbacks, Batman...

State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: Ohio Governor Continues to Push for Shale Fracking Tax

KASICH CONTINUES PUSH FOR DRILLING TAX: Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) renewed his call to impose steeper oil and gas drilling taxes on out-of-state oil companies in order to pay for an income tax cut for Buckeye State residents, telling reporters, "The point is for out-of-state oil companies to pay...

FDA Announces Ban on BPA in Bottles and Sippy Cups

By Katherine M. Rahill, Partner, Jenner & Block On July 17, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") issued a final rule amending its food additive regulations to ban the use of polycarbonate resins in baby bottles and sippy cups. Bisphenol A ("BPA") is a key component...

BPA, the never-ending saga

Prior posts have reviewed various studies that indicate that BPA has estrogenic effects. In January 2013 the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposed listing BPA under California's Proposition 65 because OEHHA's evaluation of the data indicated an adverse impact on...

California adds BPA to the Proposition 65 List of Chemicals

Numerous prior posts have dealt with the controversy over BPA. Besides the numerous animal and other non-human studies, prior posts have noted that the primary route of exposure appears to be thermal cash register receipts, not merely the plastic water bottles, can liners, and medical tubing that until...

The never ending story of BPA

As noted in prior posts, the Office of Health Hazard Assessment ("OEHHA", pronounced oh we hah) added BPA to the Proposition 65 list of reproductive toxicants on April 11, 2013. The basis was the authoritative source mechanism. [See http://www.rmkb.com/tasks/sites/rmkb/assets/image/253.pdf...

Neonatal intensive care appears to expose babies to significant levels of BPA

Although the level of BPA that may be toxic to humans has not been quantified, babies treated in neonatal intensive care appear to be exposed to relatively larger doses of BPA, according to an interesting, but small study. This exposure may be more harmful due to the limited ability of neonates to detoxify...

Have past blood tests for BPA been faulty? Recently published study so claims

Prior posts have noted in detail the results of various studies of the impacts of BPA on various test media (e.g., animals). Prior posts have described the ongoing public debate over BPA and its listing and then delisting as a reproductive toxicant under California's Proposition 65. A recent post...