Original Reporting
Chemical Fallout: A Journal Sentinel Watchdog Report, 11/25/2007 & 12/2/2007 (online beginning 11/24/2007), and ongoing coverage
 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The Environmental Protection Agency - Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
Draft Assessment of Bisphenol A for Use in Food Contact Applications (8/14/2008)
FDA Letter to Science Board to the FDA Chair {re: Martin Philbert}, 10/29/08
Science Board to the FDA, BPA Subcommittee Report (10/31/08)
FDA Letter to Science Board Chair {re: Board Subcommittee's work and initial FDA response to it}, 12/3/08

Canada and BPA
Selected Health Canada News Releases:
Health Canada Risk Assessment of Bisphenol A from Food Packaging Applications (August 2008)

California and BPA
California: Toxin-Free Babies and Toddlers Act (SB 1713) - Proposed a ban on BPA in food or beverage containers intended for children 3 years of age or younger

Congress and Bisphenol A (BPA)

2008 Legislation
BPA-Free Kids Act of 2008 (S. 2928) - Proposed a ban on BPA in all children's products
Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2008 (H.R. 6228) - Proposed  a ban on BPA in food containers
Kid Safe Chemical Act (House and Senate versions) - Sought to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

Hearings
U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection: Hearing on "Safety of Phthalates and Bisphenol-A in Everyday Consumer Products" (June 10, 2008)
Members of a House subcommittee question representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the National Toxicology Program about bisphenol A and phthalates.

U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation: Hearing on "Plastic Additives in Consumer Products" (May 14, 2008)
Members of a Senate subcommittee question representatives of the Food and Drug Administration and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, as well as Dr. John Peterson Myers of Environmental Health Sciences, Elizabeth Hitchcock of U.S. PIRG, and Dr. Steven Hentges of the American Chemistry Council about bisphenol A and phthalates.
 
Investigations
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Investigation: Bisphenol A in Infant Formula 
This site documents the Committee's letters to -- and responses from -- companies that use Bisphenol A in their products. Of particular interest are products intended for use by infants and children. The site includes the Committee's inquiries to the Food and Drug Administration and the Consumer Product Safety Commission about how those agencies are determining the safety of BPA. The Committee is also investigating the role consulting firms -- including the prominent "product defense" firm, The Weinberg Group -- play in shaping public opinion about Bisphenol A and other chemicals.
 
From the Reports
Centers for Disease Control Factsheet on Bisphenol A
National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals: Spotlight on Bisphenol A and 4-Tertiary-Octylphenol (April 2008) (See the full CDC research results published in the January 2008 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives.)
 "CDC scientists detected BPA in the urine of nearly 93% of the people tested, a finding that indicates widespread exposure to BPA in the U.S. population."

National Toxicology Program/Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR)
Draft NTP Brief on Bisphenol A (April 14, 2008)
NTP-CERHR Monograph on Bisphenol A (September 2008)
  "Recognizing the lack of data on the effects of bisphenol A in humans and despite the limitations in the evidence for 'low' dose effects in laboratory animals . . . the possibility that bisphenol A may alter human development cannot be dismissed."
 
NTP-CERHR Expert Panel Report on the Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity of Bisphenol A (November 26, 2007)
 "There are several large, robust, well designed studies with multiple dose groups using several strains of rats and mice and none of these detected any adverse reproductive effects at low to moderate dosage levels of BPA administered via the relevant route of human exposures. Further, none of these studies detected changes in prostate weight, age at puberty (rat), pathology or tumors in any tissue, or reproductive tract malformations."
 
Chapel Hill Bisphenol A Expert Panel Consensus Statement
Integration of Mechanisms, Effects in Animals and Potential to Impact Human Health at Current Levels of Exposure (August 2007) (Published in Reproductive Toxicology 24 (2): 2007)
 "The wide range of adverse effects of low doses of BPA in laboratory animals exposed both during development and in adulthood is a great cause for concern with regard to the potential for similar adverse effects in humans."

Recent Studies

"Association of Urinary Bisphenol A Concentration With Medical Disorders and Laboratory Abnormalities in Adults," Iain A. Lang, Tamara S. Galloway, Alan Scarlett, et al., JAMA. 2008; 300(11):1303-1310.
http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/300/11/1303

"Bisphenol A at Low Nanomolar Doses Confers Chemoresistance in Estrogen Receptor-�±-Positive and -Negative Breast Cancer Cells," Elizabeth W. LaPensee, Traci R. Tuttle, Sejal R. Fox, and Nira Ben-Jonathan, Environmental Health Perspectives, Volume 117, Number 2, February 2009
http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2008/11788/abstract.html


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