Friday, January 7, 2011
EPA Takes Next Step in Test Rule for BPA
No human health-related testing is being proposed at this time since most human exposure seems to be through packaging and that comes under the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration. FDA and the Centers for Disease Control are undertaking new studies. But EPA is looking at evaluating the potential for environmental exposures from BPA in surface, ground, and drinking waters, and also may request monitoring near landfills, soil and sediment, as well as other sources of BPA leakage.
It's unclear how long OMB will take in its review.
The CAP for BPA can be downloaded here.
Other action plans and information can be found on EPA's Existing Chemicals web site.