Socially Responsible Investors Back FDA’s New Look at BPA Safety

A coalition of investors and other groups representing over $26 billion in assets this week sent a letter to Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, applauding her recent decision to reassess the safety of bisphenol A (BPA), a controversial chemical used in can linings and hard plastics.

WASHINGTON — A coalition of investors and other groups representing over $26 billion in assets this week sent a letter to Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, applauding her recent decision to reassess the safety of bisphenol A (BPA), a controversial chemical used in can linings and hard plastics.

BPA is known to leach from can linings into food and beverages, and has been found in the urine of over 90% of Americans tested by the Centers for Disea

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