A major decision will soon be made which will ultimately determine whether or not a known hazardous chemical will continue to inhibit food products, plastic packaging, personal care products, and an abundance of other common items. By March 31, the United States Food and Drug Administration will decide if toxic chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) will continue to be used in widescale production.
FDA Could Potentially Ban BPA, Decision to be Made by March 31
In 2010, Canada was one of the first nations to take a large step in the fight against BPA. Even in the face of industry opposition, Canada has declared BPA to be a toxic substance. Although in 2009 the American Chemistry Council filed a formal notice of objection in labeling BPA as toxic, under the argument that it is indeed safe, the objection was rejected on July 27 2010. More recently, French lawmakers decided to ban bisphenol-A from being used in all food packaging. Maybe the U.S. will catch up in protecting public health from bisphenol-a on March 31, or maybe not.