- The Food and Drug Administration announced that it will ban bisphenol-A (BPA) in baby formula packaging.
- The decision came Thursday after Rep. Edward J. Markey (D., Mass.) had presented a petition in 2012 claiming that the chemical was unsafe.
- The agency stopped short of issuing any new rules over the use of BPA in other packaging, such as cans, however, and maintains the position that BPA is generally safe.
From the article:
... BPA has been linked to possible health problems of the brain, breast and prostate. In 2008, the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council asked the FDA to ban use of the chemical because of what it termed "serious adverse health effects." ...