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Study finds BPA in 90% of newborns

The attorneys at Levin & Perconti recently read a troubling article regarding a study released by Environmental Working Group. The Group found that nine of ten babies tested were born with bisphenol A (BPA) in their systems. This troubling finding has renewed calls for the chemical to be banned.

The study, which found the chemical in nine of ten randomly selected samples of umbilical cord blood, was released on the same day that a Senate subcommittee met to consider an overhaul of laws governing the nation’s toxic chemicals. The FDA postponed their decision on BPA earlier this week, although agency officials said they are working to complete it within weeks.

Levin & Perconti has written a lot of blog articles about the dangers of BPA and hoping for a future BPA product ban. Recently, we blogged that a variety of foods were found to contain dangerous levels of BPA, including foods commonly contained in households and some that were labeled BPA-free.

As background information, BPA has caused adverse effects in several animal studies. Back in March, we blogged that polycarbonate is about to disappear from infant products because of concerns about product safety of BPA. Scientists have been pushing for the product safety bans for quite some time. BPA initially gained notoriety when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detected BPA in the urine of 92.6 percent of the more than 2500 persons examined.

To read more about the BPA study.