FDA Fails – Babies at risk

National Toxicology Program says toxic BPA in plastic bottles places babies at risk. FDA failed to listen to its own advisory board months ago leaving children at risk.

According to Wikipedia www.wikipedia.org, bisphenol-A (BPA) is an organic compound used in an important monomer in the production of polycarbonate. It has an annual production of 2-3 million tons, suspected of being hazardous to humans since the 1930s, and is found in the following common products: baby and water bottles, sports equipment, medical and dental devices, dental composite (white) fillings and sealants, lenses, and household electronics, all CDs and DVDs, and Epoxy resin coatings on the inside of almost all food and beverage cans. BPA is also a precursor to the flame retardant, tetrabromobisphenol A, and was formerly used as a fungicide.

West Palm Beach, FL (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) www.fda.gov has finally decided to reconsider bisphenol-A (BPA) toxicity. The FDA has been accused by its own advisory board of failing to adequately consider research about the dangers of BPA. This toxic chemical is found in many plastic baby bottles, plastic food containers and metal can food linings. The National Toxicology Program, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov, claims there are many reason to be concerned about BPA. This toxic chemical has a high possibility of causing serious harm to fetuses, infants and children.

The Journal of the American Medical Association published a study, in September 2009. The study stated adults, with high levels of BPA in their urine, were more prone to heart and liver disease and diabetes. More than 200 animal studies have linked ingesting minute amounts of the toxic substance to a long list of serious medical conditions:

-reproductive problems
-brain damage
-immune deficiencies
-metabolic abnormalities
-behavioral oddities (hyperactivity/learning deficits/reduced maternal willingness to nurse offspring)

The Environmental Working Group http://www.ewg.org/ asserts millions of babies are exposed to toxic BPA every day across the country. The failure, of the federal and state governments, to ban this toxic chemical continues to place our innocent infants and children at risk. Canada banned BPA from baby bottles and added the chemical to its list of toxic substances in 2008. If you have been injured by a toxic substance you may be entitled to compensation. Consulting a product liability lawyer who specializes in hazardous chemicals may help you and your family recover.

Injured victims voice  Justice News Flash- Voice of Product liability lawyers 

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