California board votes to keep BPA off dangerous-chemicals list

07/15/2009 | KTVI-TV (St. Louis)

California's Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee voted Wednesday not to include bisphenol A under Proposition 65, a measure used to identify substances that can cause reproductive harm. Board members said none of the studies presented offered clear evidence of the chemical's risks to human health. Some supporters of a ban on BPA expressed disappointment, but Dr. Steven Hentges of the American Chemistry Council agreed with the decision, saying mice studies don't prove harm to humans. "To extrapolate any effect from rodents to humans is tenuous," he said.

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