Food and Drug Administration today banned the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and “sippy cups.” However, many manufacturers already stopped producing baby bottles and sippy cups that have BPA, consumer advocacy groups say.
“FDA has come so late to the party that the public and the marketplace have already left,” says Jason Rano of Environmental Working Group, which is a public-health-advocacy group.
FDA hasn’t banned BPA from other products, as consumer groups have requested.
In March 2012, FDA denied a request from Natural Resources Defense Council to ban BPA from canned goods and food packaging. Although peer-reviewed studies have linked BPA to cancer and other health problems, FDA said that not enough scientific evidence exists to indicate that low levels of BPA are unsafe for humans.