Thursday, January 17, 2008

Are Dangerous Chemicals in the Lining of Baby Formula Cans?

I work in the insurance business and this is one of the scariest things I've read about and just had to share so you all can keep your ears open.

House Democrats are investigating whether a chemical used to package baby formulas poses a risk to infants. They are questioning companies using bisphenol A in the lining of their formula cans, as well as in baby bottles, and what the possible affects this chemical could have on infants.

Although U.S. regulators feel it is safe for kids and adults, an expert panel assembled by the National Institutes of Health said in August 2007 that the chemical's "impact on human health is a concern, and more research is clearly needed."

Read more in Business Week's article, "Congress probes baby formula packaging"