At its annual meeting this week, the American Medical Association adopted a position against the use of BPA in children’s products such as baby bottles and sippy cups, and supports a ban on the sale of such items. The new policy “recogniz[es] BPA as an endocrine-disrupting agent and urg[es] that BPA-containing products with the potential for human exposure be clearly identified.”
Said AMA Board Member Edward Langston, M.D.:
“Both the FDA and Canadian officials have recently expressed concern about potential harmful effects of BPA and taken interim actions to protect sensitive populations such as infants and toddlers by banning the sale of baby bottles, food containers, and cups containing BPA. The new policy adopted today supports these measures and a shift to a more robust, science-based federal regulatory framework for oversight of BPA.”
The AMA joins the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists which also recommend avoiding consumer products that contain BPA, particularly for children.