An international group of academic, industry and government scientists have called into question the reliability two studies relied upon by the FDA to support its announcement that BPA is safe. BPA is found in food containers, household products and baby bottles.
According to the scientists at that meeting, the author of the studies, Rochelle Tyl, has conceded that there were errors in the 2008 study, relied upon by the FDA. Interestingly, both of TYl's studies were paid for by the American Chemistry Council, a trade association for BPA makers.
See my earlier blog on this site for the article on Sunoco dropping
BPA. In my opinion, this is never done out of the goodness of one's
heart, it is all about marketing and increasing the profits or avoiding
liability, and usually the latter. As evidenced by this article, one
has to wonder if the manufacturers got a heads up about the lack of
reliability of these studies????? Bottom line---- avoid products
containing BPA and consider this further support for my previously
expressed opinion about the FDA's inability to do its job!