Navigation Links
ACC Calls on FDA to Update Review of Bisphenol A
Date:4/17/2008

ARLINGTON, Va., April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach requesting FDA to update its review of the safety of bisphenol A in food contact applications.

The extensive body of scientific study regarding bisphenol A is well documented and well reviewed. Nevertheless, recent media reports have raised concerns about the safety and use of polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, unnecessarily confusing and frightening the public.

An updated review of bisphenol A in food contact applications, led by the premier food safety agency in the United States - the FDA - will help explain the extensive scientific review that has already been conducted on this compound. And this review will allow the agency to issue the most recent evaluation of all the science, and all agency reviews to date, quickly and in a way that is understandable to the public. We believe that an update by FDA, accompanied by a clear communication from the agency about what the science means, is needed, and ask FDA to move forward promptly with this review. It is important that FDA move as quickly as possible to undertake this review, since the results, regardless of outcome will help better inform the public.

The use of polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins for food contact applications has been and continues to be recognized as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the European Food Safety Authority, the Japanese Ministry for Health, Labor and Welfare, and other regulatory authorities worldwide. Members of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) are committed to openly and transparently sharing environmental, health and safety data with the government and the public. Today, people are living longer, safer and healthier lives through the essential benefits provided by the business of chemistry.

Bisphenol A is used to make polycarbonate plastic, a shatter-resistant and clear material used in a wide array of products ranging from plastic bottles and eyeglasses to sports safety equipment, as well as components of lifesaving medical devices such as incubators and kidney dialysis machines. It is also used to make durable epoxy resins, materials used as the coating in most food and beverage cans, helping to protect the safety and integrity of our food supply.

A copy of the letter can be downloaded at http://www.americanchemistry.com

Additional information on plastics and bisphenol-A http://www.factsonplastic.com and http://www.bisphenol-a.org

To listen to a recording of today's press conference:

Replay dial-in: 18004756701

International: 3203653844

Access code: 920003

http://www.americanchemistry.com/newsroom

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care(R), common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $635 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is one of the nation's largest exporters, accounting for ten cents out of every dollar in U.S. exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation's critical infrastructure.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Chemistry Council
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Broad-based group of physicians calls for improvement in stroke treatment
2. Virginia Tech Review Panel Calls For Reform of Mental Health Treatment Law
3. HIDA Calls for Scrutiny of Group Purchasing Organization Distributor Fee Structure
4. Fairbank Farms Voluntarily Recalls 85% Ground Round Beef Patties Sold Fresh from Shaws Due to Possible Health Risk
5. Nuvelo Announces Upcoming Conference Calls, Webcasts and Conference Participation
6. AOA President Calls on Congress to Reauthorize SCHIP and Take Action to Ensure Health Care Coverage for All Americans
7. Center for Health Transformation Founder Newt Gingrich Calls on Congress to Pass a Clean SCHIP Six-Month Extension
8. Catholic Charities USA Calls on Congress and the President to Protect the Health of Children; Urges President Not to Veto Vitally Important Bill
9. Health IT Now! Coalition Calls on Congress to Pass Health Information Technology Legislation This Year
10. AARP Calls on Governor Schwarzenegger to Discourage Veto of SCHIP Expansion Bill
11. AARP Maryland Calls on President Bush Not to Veto SCHIP
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... ... LaserShip, a regional parcel carrier that services the eastern U.S., donated and delivered ... order to aid in the Flint water crisis. In 2014, LaserShip acquired Prestige Delivery ... only 15 miles away from Flint. , “We have deep roots in the local ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... unveiling its revolutionary new 2.0 version at the International Roofing Expo in Orlando, ... power of the world's most advanced weather technology in the hands of consumers, ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... NASHVILLE, Tenn. (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2016 ... ... by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine , an emergency medicine ... of practice management services . , The American Academy of Emergency Medicine, ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Emergency rooms provide emergency care to stabilize critical health issues, ... with dental emergencies at risk of losing a tooth or their smiles. Dr. Marine ... Common dental emergencies include:, , Avulsed or knocked-out teeth , ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... CO (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2016 , ... Dr. ... announce the practice is now accepting new dental patients and families in the North ... exceptional dental care services from cleanings to cosmetic dentistry, and all in the most ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... och PITTSBURGH , 10 ... inte, och detta pressmeddelande får inte distribueras, ... till, och inga anmälningssedlar kommer att accepteras ... något land där Erbjudandet, distribution av detta ... skulle strida mot tillämpliga lagar eller regler ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... February 10, 2016 --> ... (Liquid & Gas), and Spectroscopy Market by Industry (Oil & ... Pulp & Paper, Metal & Mining, and Others), And ... the global market is expected to grow to USD ... 8.6% between 2015 and 2020. Browse 82 ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Switzerland and SAN DIEGO ... , Inc., a global leader in viral gene therapy ... therapy treatments for congestive heart failure and other chronic ... develop a scalable manufacturing process and produce cGMP-grade RT-100 ... trials. --> --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: