After an October request from the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned the use of the plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) for use in baby bottles and sippy cups. The ACC made this request as a way to guarantee consumers that these baby products did not contain BPA.
Many consumer advocacy groups have long called for a ban on BPA across all consumer products, not just those intended for children. Studies of the chemical have suggested it “might disrupt hormones and trigger a host of unhealthy changes in children and adults, including cancer, obesity and developmental/reproductive problems.”
Despite the ACC’s request for this ban, the organization still believes the material is safe for use in all products. They agreed to the ban after American consumers have avoided products for infants and toddlers made with BPA on their own. The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), however, believes the ban does not do enough. They were hoping for a stronger ban, and criticized the FDA for “leaving the public exposed to the hormone-disrupting chemical in food packaging.”
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