Leading Environmental Group Scientist Praises FDA’s Ground-Breaking Research On BPA: A Tipping Point In The Controversy?

“So it came as something of a shock to the panel and the audience when, after the presentation by the FDA’s Daniel Doerge, Ruthann Rudel, an expert on endocrine disruption at the Silent Spring Institute (named after the Rachel Carson book which ignited the environmental movement) praised his research. ‘I actually just want to thank you for the work that you’ve done, because I’ve found your studies to be some of the most clarifying and helpful pieces of information in making my way through the bisphenol A woods,’ said Rudel.”

Read more at Forbes.

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3 responses to “Leading Environmental Group Scientist Praises FDA’s Ground-Breaking Research On BPA: A Tipping Point In The Controversy?

  1. Having a connection to “Silent Spring” and Rachael Carson ought not be a point of pride for any scientist. But in this case, won’t Freddy vom Saal be able to say, “I told you so”?

  2. I read through the Forbes article and the Q&A interview of the author. I think they have pretty settled the issue; though they had to use the sledge hammer tests to silence the critics. An excellent well thought project. Maybe they might use this one DDT.

  3. Thomas C. Brown

    Tipping Point? It seems to me that this confirms the decision that FDA has made that it is not a problem at the current exposure levels. However, one should use caution in doing risk assessment with current food safety models as they were developed primarily to evaluate the probability of carcinogenicity. The models will have to be carefully evaluated for use with the BPA data.

    TBrown

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