A prominent environmental action group, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for neglecting to respond to its petition to ban bisphenol A (BPA).
The FDA has 90 days to repsond to such petitions. After a 20-month wait, the Natural Resources Defense Council is asking for legal intervention from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
BPA is a common chemical used in food and beverage containers that mimics estrogen. Scientists believe BPA may have negative health consequences for children and fetuses.
A recently published study also linked BPA to erectile dysfunction.
More on BPA (from Earth Eats):
- What’s Really In Packaged Foods? Two Studies On BPA And Bacteria
- Canned Foods, BPA and Sexual Health