Parent sue over bisphenol A in bottles

Nov 01, 2007

A group of California parents has filed a class-action lawsuit against manufacturers and sellers of baby bottles containing bisphenol A.

Melissa Melendez said she joined the suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, because she fears the chemical may have caused her 19-month-old daughter to show signs of premature puberty, USA Today reported Wednesday.

A hearing is scheduled for February.

The newspaper said bisphenol A is found in water bottles, food containers, baby bottles, some dental fillings and the coatings for the inside of food cans. Phthalates are used in toys, rattles, teethers, car interiors and medical devices.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said research has shown that 95 percent of people in the United States have detectable levels of bisphenol A in their bodies.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

Explore further: Were clinical trial practices in East Germany questionable?

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Hormone-mimicking chemicals cause inter-species mating

Jul 11, 2012

Hormone-mimicking chemicals released into rivers have been found to impact the mating choices of fish, a new study has revealed. The controversial chemical BPA, which emits oestrogen-like properties, was found to alter an ...

Paper money worldwide contains bisphenol A

Aug 10, 2011

The cash register receipts that people place near paper money in billfolds, purses, and pockets has led to a worldwide contamination of paper money with bisphenol A (BPA) — a potentially toxic substance ...

Exposure to BPA associated with reduced semen quality

Oct 28, 2010

Increasing urine BPA (Bisphenol-A) level was significantly associated with decreased sperm concentration, decreased total sperm count, decreased sperm vitality and decreased sperm motility, according to a Kaiser Permanente ...

To Ban BPA in Plastics or Not -- That is the Question

Apr 26, 2010

Nearly three decades of bickering and wrangling among scientists and the chemical industry about the safety of bisphenol A, (BPA) used pervasively in consumer products finally has a new interested party—The ...

Recommended for you

Were clinical trial practices in East Germany questionable?

Oct 23, 2014

Clinical trials carried out in the former East Germany in the second half of the 20th century were not always with the full knowledge or understanding of participants with some questionable practices taking place, according ...

Schumacher's doctor sees progress after injury

Oct 23, 2014

A French physician who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after the Formula One champion struck his head in a ski accident says he is no longer in a coma and predicted a possible recovery within three years.

User comments : 0