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FDA Conspired With Chemical Industry to Declare Bisphenol-A Harmless

The FDA conspired with the chemical industry when they announced that Bisphenol-A, chemical used in plastics, is harmless to human health. According to findings by the Environmental Working Group, the FDA based its evaluation of BPA on a report authored by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), a trade group that represents chemical companies and plastics manufacturers.

The FDA's evaluation concluded that BPA was perfectly safe for consumers of any age, including infants. This conclusion stands in direct opposition with the Canadian government’s declaration that BPA is a toxic chemical. Even the U.S. National Institutes of Health says BPA may be dangerous, admitting it is concerned about BPA's "effects on development of the prostate gland and brain and for behavioral effects in fetuses, infants and children."

In related news, Charles Gelman, a retired manufacturer of syringes and medical filtration devices who considers Bisphenol A (BPA) to be "perfectly safe", gave $5 million to the research center headed by Martin Philbert, the chairman of a Food and Drug Administration panel about to rule on the chemical's safety. Philbert failed to disclose the donation to the FDA, and agency officials only learned of it through reporters.

Gelman, who was once called "the second worst polluter in Michigan" by the state's Department of Natural Resources, dismissed concerns about the chemical as the worries of “mothers' groups and others who don't know the science.”