The FDA, after years of high-level dithering, has finally decided to ban the use of BPA from baby bottles -- a move that does virtually nothing to ensure the safety of Americans.
Most manufacturers had already stopped using BPA years in response to consumer pressure. The compound, also known as bisphenol-A, is used to make plastics harder, and has been linked to birth defects and other health conditions.
BPA is still used in countless other food containers, which makes the FDA decision to ban the compound in baby bottles a rather effete bureaucratic exercise. When it's banned outright, then we can celebrate.