BPA Science

news_views_icon“If It’s Science vs. Motherhood, Can Science Ever Win?” By Ben Miyares.soup
In a bit of unfinished business, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added bisphenol A (BPA) to its Proposition 65 list of chemicals “known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity” last year. It now proposes to amend the rule. I say “unfinished business” because listing of the chemical requires businesses that expose individuals to more than a California-determined level of the chemical (in their product or packaging) to warn of its presence. And California has not—nor does it plan to—establish a “safe harbor’ level for BPA below which warnings would not be required. On March 17th, OEHHA posted what it calls an “emergency regulatory proposal” meant to “avoid consumer confusion by promoting consistent warnings about BPA exposure from canned and bottled foods and beverages prior to exposure,” issuing a 46-page justification of its regulatory action. Read more.

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