Quotes of the Day: Opinions on the FDA Declaring BPA Safe
We noted recently that a draft report from the FDA concludes that BPA is safe for babies. The response from others:
"The FDA's assessment relies on just two studies which were funded by the American Chemistry Council (ACC). This ignores dozens of other studies done by independent scientists which have found evidence of health consequences," Dr. Sarah Janssen, a physician and scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
"The chemical industry's efforts to hide or misrepresent the hazards of its product have been so blatant that Congress has felt the need to intervene," Dr. Jennifer Sass, a scientist with NRDC.
"Since the regulators are asleep at the wheel, I've introduced legislation to ban BPA in all food and beverage containers, and will continue to work to ensure that it is enacted into law." Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-MA)
"There is clear, credible evidence in the growing number of scientific studies that link bisphenol A to the very health effects we see on the rise today," Christopher Gavigan, executive director of Healthy Child, Healthy World.
"The federal government's failure to prevent harm for American citizens is unacceptable: When will government learn to err on the side of caution instead of risk equations?" Lois Gibbs, founder/executive director of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice. ::Yahoo