Consumers Union report on BPA attacked

November 6: As activist groups and the metal packaging industry await news from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that decides the fate of Bisphenol-A, another report that claims the chemical is a threat to consumer health has been heavily criticised.

The report from the US-based Consumers Union claims that children eating multiple servings of canned foods could be exposed to BPA levels that cause adverse effects.

But Trevor Butterworth of STATS, the independent group that is part of the George Mason University, says the report “shows scant familiarity with any of the risk assessments of the chemical”.

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