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Report Urges Federal Regulation of Bisphenol A

10:37 AM MST | January 30, 2012 | Kara Sissell

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

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