Are very low levels of BPA in food of a concern?
Industry-funded studies by the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis and the Gradient Corporation say there’s not cause for alarm. A scientific panel asked by the National Toxicology Program to settle the issue says there’s “some” concern about neural and behavioral effects from BPA exposure in fetuses, infants, and children. The panel found no major health risks. But there are serious questions about the panel’s report — and about its independence from industry (the contractor that prepared the panel’s draft report was fired for apparent conflict of interest). This fall, the National Toxicology Program is expected to issue a ruling on whether BPA is toxic.
*Sadly, we had to bring back ads too. Hopefully more targeted.