Thursday, December 3, 2009

Study: BPA in 90% of Newborns

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that a study released Wednesday by Environmental Working Group "found that nine of 10 babies tested were born with bisphenol A in their systems" which finding "has renewed calls for the chemical to be banned." The study, which "found the chemical in nine of 10 randomly selected samples of umbilical cord blood," was released on "the same day a US Senate subcommittee met to consider an overhaul of laws governing the nation's toxic chemicals." The Sentinel says the FDA postponed their decision on BPA earlier this week, although "agency officials said they are working to complete it within weeks."

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