FDA bans BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups

07/19/2012

BPA can no longer be used in the manufacture of baby bottles and sippy cups, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday.

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) in October 2011 asked the FDA to revise certain regulations on BPA to clarify for consumers that BPA is no longer used to manufacture baby bottles and sippy cups and will not be used in these products in the future.

BPA is a synthetic estrogen used to produce polycarbonate (PC) polymers and epoxy resins. The chemical has faced controversy due to studies linking BPA to an array of adverse health effects, including cancer, obesity, abnormal brain development and reproductive problems.

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