FDA Refuses to Ban BPA From Food Packaging Despite Overwhelming Health Concerns
The Intel Hub
By Madison Ruppert
In yet another example of how horrifically corrupt the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has become, they have formally rejected a petition which would have resulted in bisphenol-A (BPA) being banned in all packing for food and drink.
They claimed that the petitioners did not have scientific evidence compelling enough to justify new restrictions, even though there have been many calls for a new risk assessment, implicating potential dangers even at low doses.
BPA is an endocrine disruptor, which means that it can actually mimic our own natural hormones, leading to many potential negative effects on health.
The concerns being raised about the presence of BPA in a great deal of food and drink packaging, including bottled drinks and canned foods especially, is more than valid seeing as a study found that, “The bodies of virtually all U.S. pregnant women carry multiple chemicals, including some banned since the 1970s and others used in common products such as non-stick cookware, processed foods and personal care products.”
They found that BPA was identified in a shocking 96% of the women who were surveyed as part of the study.
If anyone needed any more evidence showing how the FDA is, in fact, not working for the people it is supposed to serve but instead for the corporations it is supposed to regulate, I think this could be it.
The petition was put forth by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in an attempt to push supposed regulators into actually doing something about the pervasive chemical which has been linked to many worrisome health issues.
Unsurprisingly, the conclusions of government-sponsored scientists can contradict the findings of more independent researchers.
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