FDA Says No Evidence Exists That Shows BPA is Dangerous

Posted on March 30, 2012

Even as studies continue to be carried out and hypotheses tested, the Food and Drug Administration has come out and said that they can find no evidence that BPA would pose a danger to humans.

This issue has risen to the fore in recent months and years, with consumer advocates pointing to animal studies that they say showed an increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and reproductive issues when animals were exposed to Bisphenol A.  The FDA, however, has said that after reviewing studies, they can find nothing that would suggest this damage would carry over to people.

BPA has been used to make plastics and small levels of it may be found in cans and plastic bottles.  As a result, trace amounts of BPA can be transferred to food and drink.  Hundreds of studies have been conducted testing whether this could be dangerous, but the FDA has said they have looked into these studies and concluded that a diet with these trace amounts of BPA would not pose a risk.

The FDA goes even further than that, as a matter of fact, taking to task a previous claim that infants are exposed through an inordinate amount of BPA in their foods.  They have instead said that in babies and adults alike, BPA gets metabolized and ejected from the body.

As a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles, I’ve seen numerous people affected by dangerous chemicals.  No matter what the decision is on BPA, I will be paying attention as a San Francisco personal injury lawyer to examinations of all chemicals by the FDA and consumer advocates.

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