US Refuses To Ban BPA

March 31, 2012

The FDA has refused to ban BPA from our food packaging, saying (of course), that opponents didn't provide enough data to support a ban. 

BPA, or bisphenol A, is used as a plastics hardening agent, and is often found lining food cans. Manufacturers  of baby bottles and sippy cups, have only recently stopped using a form of plastic that contain BPA, after consumer feedback. Campbell's Soup is among the major food makers who are phasing out the use of BPA in their packaging.

Looking for packaging that doesn't contain BPA is a challenge. the Environmental Working Group has tips to help you avoid it. 

According to Bloomberg Businessweek, about 4.7 million metric tons of BPA valued at about $8 billion will be produced this year. 

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