“WARNING: BPA Warning Labels Threaten Public Health,” By Angela Logomasini, Ph.D.
The state of California has extended an emergency rule that allows companies to wait until January 2017 before placing a warning on the label of food packaging containing the chemical Bisphenol A. Supposedly, BPA poses a health risk that demands this warning label, under California’s Proposition 65 law. Rather than place the warning label on the packaging, stores must post signs that BPA may pose health risks and include a link to a website with details. The reason for this emergency rule is laughable: The warning label itself presents a threat to public health! Read more.