Public perception could trump science on BPA, says lawyer

11/8/2010 | Packaging World magazine

Attorney Eric Greenberg has provided updates on the status of policies that could significantly affect the plastics industry, including those pertaining to bisphenol A and the proposed Food Safety Modernization Act. Despite a lack of scientific consensus on the health risk of BPA, negative public perception could force businesses to seek substitutes for the plastic hardener, Greenberg argued. Meanwhile, the Food Safety Modernization Act will likely be approved without a provision on BPA, the debate over which has caused the bill to stall in the Senate, Greenberg added.

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