Boston, MA — A new study from Harvard School of Public Health found that participants who drank for a week from polycarbonate bottles, the popular, hard-plastic drinking bottles and baby bottles, showed a two-thirds increase in their urine of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA).
Exposure to BPA, used in the manufacture of polycarbonate and other plastics, has been shown to interfere with reproductive development in animals and has been linked with cardiovascular disease and diabetes in humans.
Proper muckraking at Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel discovers the FDA relied on two studies – both paid for by BPA chemical makers – to declare BPA to be safe. At the same time, the FDA improperly discounted dozens of studies that showed the chemical caused harm.
Chemical trade association lobbyists routinely have met with FDA administrators over the past nine years to give their opinion on various independent studies on the effects of BPA.
In fact, the American Chemistry Council wrote entire sections of the ruling for the FDA, showing capture, a pattern of preferential treatment.