No Clear Hazards In Plastic Additives: FDA, CPSC

Law360, New York (May 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Studies by U.S. regulators into the potential hazards of certain plastic additives so far have not suggested that Congress should pass legislation to outlaw the chemicals, as governments in other countries have done, officials told a U.S. Senate subcommittee on Wednesday.

Officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission both argued to the subcommittee that the two plastic additives, bisphenol-A and phthalates, did not appear to pose risks to children at the moment.

Their position countered those expressed in...
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