Yet again the FDA disaapoints. The motto it uses “Protecting and Promoting Your Health” is a joke. I am disgusted by the FDA’s recent response to a court order to decide on the Natural Resources Defense Council’s petition to ban BPA on the grounds that it causes harm even in tiny doses. In last week’s decision the FDA rejected the petition and stood fast in their approval. BPA is mostly produced by DOW, Saudi Basic Industries, and Bayer, three giants whom the FDA is apparently too scared to take on.
The FDA’s own research shows that can linings leach BPA into food. Large, respected studies have proven that BPA adversely affects prostate and mammary glands — including studies by our very own USDA. It isn’t safe, even in tiny quantities, and by now everyone knows it. Yet the FDA rejected the petition and upheld their approval of BPA. Yet another proof that the FDA is too busy pandering to industry lobbies and failing in its promise to protect and promote my health, or my children’s health. It’s disgusting.