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IS YOUR CAN OR BOTTLE OF DRINK KILLING YOU SLOWLY

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Imagine having to sue someone to make them do their job.

Sounds crazy, right? But you don’t have to imagine – because the do-nothing feds are at the wrong end of just such a suit.

The National Resources Defense Council has gone on the offensive to try to force the FDA to finally regulate – and ban – bisphenol A, the dangerous hormone-like chemical that’s in plastic containers and metal can linings.

The NRDC actually petitioned the FDA to ban BPA two years ago – and under the agency’s own rules, it had 180 days to approve, deny or respond to that demand.

Instead, they did nothing at all.

Two years later, we’re still waiting for them to act. While the feds now claim to be “concerned,” they also insist that BPA is perfectly safe – and say they plan to keep studying it. And by that, they mean they’ll keep on doing what they do best: nothing.

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