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Dingell, Stupak ask firms to remove BPA

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Michigan Democrats John Dingell, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Bart Stupak ask infant formula makers Abbott, Mead Johnson, Nestle and PBM to voluntarily remove the chemical bisphenol A from their infant formula packaging. Dingell and Stupak in April asked FDA to reconsider BPA's safety in infant products (1"The Tan Sheet" April 12, 2008, In Brief). "We believe this measure will help protect developing infants and children from the neural, behavioral and developmental risks of BPA" and provide reassurance to concerned parents, the congressmen say in their May 6 letter to the firms. The lawmakers ask the companies to respond in writing to their letter and deliver a response to subcommittee no later than May 20...

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