Finally, the FDA looks to be getting up to speed. They've revised their position and are "now concerned" about the chemical. According to USA Today, however, they neither called for a ban on the chemical or called for a change in consumer purchasing behavior. They are though investing $30 million in BPA research with results expected in 2 years. In the meantime, parents must continue to make their own decisions on the safety of this chemical.
Another source of BPA is that white lining inside cans. Tomato base foods (higher acidic) tend to have the highest leach levels, beverage cans appear to have the least. There's irony in the fact that my "organic" diced tomatoes are in lined cans.
Liquid infant formula is of particular concern. Infants and pregnant women are most thought to be at risk of side-effects of leaching BPA. According to another article in USA Today, "All U.S. manufacturers use BPA-based lining on the metal portions of the formula containers. Tests of liquid formulas by FDA and EWG show that BPA leaches into the formula from all brands tested. Enfamil formula appears to have the highest concentrations of the 20 tests."
A couple of other suggestions: Watch out for that plastic lined coffee tumbler. Look for stainless steel that is not lined with any type of plastic. Look at the bottom of your plastic drinkware and your children's dishes and check the symbols. Also, watch your microwave bowls. Make sure they don't have the improper recycling symbol. In fact, switch to glass bowls whenever possible when heating foods in the microwave.
The USA Today article states that according to the CDC, more than 90% of Americans have traces of BPA in their urine. That's reassuring isn't it?