F.D.A. Makes It Official: BPA Can’t Be Used in Baby Bottles and Cups
Published: July 17, 2012
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that baby bottles and children’s drinking cups could no longer contain bisphenol A, or BPA, an estrogen-mimicking industrial chemical used in some plastic bottles and food packaging.
Manufacturers have already stopped using the chemical in baby bottles and sippy cups, and the F.D.A. said that its decision was a response to a request by the American Chemistry Council, the chemical industry’s main trade association, that rules allowing BPA in those products be phased out, in part to boost consumer confidence.
It would be interesting to read and know more about what companies did to work with chemical companies to develop polymers that had the same benefits of BPA. Maybe one day...