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Report Details Action Federal Authorities Can Take to Regulate BPA

1:07 PM MST | January 26, 2012 | Kara Sissell

A health and environment advocacy group has released a report calling for increased federal oversight of bisphenol A (BPA), detailing short- and long-term action on U.S. federal regulators can use to restrict the substance in food packaging materials. Stricter labeling requirements, more research and data submission, as well as increased use of existing EPA, FDA and OSHA regulations are recommended. The authors say the traditional assumption of “the dose makes the poison” does not apply to BPA due to studies linking adverse health effects to low...

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