A study from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston confirmed BPA may be implicated in the development of breast cancer. The study looked at female rats whose mothers were exposed to BPA during pregnancy; those rats were significantly more likely to develop breast cancer than those without being exposed to the compound. The results of study suggest the current exposure limit set by the US Environmental Protection Agency of 50 mg/kg/day
has put American women at risk of breast cancer.
FDA and Bisphenol-A
In March 2012, the FDA announced that it would not ban BPA from food packaging. The announcement came after a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council requesting that the FDA ban the chemical from food and drink packaging. The FDA said there was not compelling scientific evidence to justify the petition. FDA officials did note that they will continue to assess BPA and may issue more updates when they have additional findings.