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Science Board looks at BPA, contaminants

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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The FDA advisory group receives information on current methods for detecting contaminants in agency-regulated products and plans to discuss a subcommittee's review of bisphenol A use in food contact applications at an upcoming meeting. Although FDA has determined that BPA lining food containers is safe, a September study in the Journal of American Medical Association found higher concentrations of the substance in human urine is associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes and liver-enzyme abnormalities (1"The Tan Sheet" Sept. 22, 2008, In Brief). In an Oct. 9 Federal Register notice, FDA says the board also will discuss its 2009 agenda topics during the meeting scheduled for Oct. 31 at the Washington, DC North/Gaithersburg Hilton in Gaithersburg, Md. The agency says background material on the topics should be available at least two days before the meeting
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