Kathryn St. John (703) 741-5818
June 29, 2010
ARLINGTON, VA (June 29, 1010) -
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for not acting on a petition to ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food-contact materials. The following statement may be attributed to the American Chemistry Council:
"The American Chemistry Council believes that the scientific process and the public interest are both best served by allowing the FDA to complete its ongoing review of the science surrounding the safety profile of BPA.
In an update announced in January, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the FDA made it clear that BPA 'is not proven to harm children or adults …' This is consistent with a draft assessment issued by FDA in 2008, and the scientific conclusions of many other government regulatory agencies around the world."
ACC's Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group