In January 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reversed its long-standing position that BPA is safe and announced that the agency had concerns about the potential health effects of BPA on fetuses, infants, and young children. The agency concluded that it "will support changes in food can linings and manufacturing to replace BPA or minimize BPA levels."
In March 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will consider adding BPA to its list of chemicals of concern and requiring manufacturers to provide test data on BPA's potential impacts.
During the 2009-2010 Congressional session, several bills were introduced that would limit or ban BPA from products, including the BPA-Free Kids Act of 2009, the BPA Consumer Information Act of 2009, and the Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2009.
The governments of China, Canada, Denmark and France have all established bans on BPA products.
Sixty-six state laws have passed around the country in the last eight years banning BPA in baby and toddler products, with nearly two dozen more state bills pending this year.