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Posted on Sep 16, 2008 in Blog, politics, science | 1 comment

Bisphenol-A

Latest in the Bisphenol-A tussle. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26736202/

I have a feeling this will just keep going drip drip drip with the American Chemistry Council blustering about how all the studies are flawed and finally, in about ten years, everyone will say, yeah, we really should have banned this stuff a long time ago. Until then? Drip drip drip, with consumer deselection as the only route of protest. Nalgene is producing BPA-free bottles now.

And here’s a link describing BPA, its history, and the ongoing scientific and regulatory warfare:
http://www.defendingscience.org/case_studies/Battles-Over-Bisphenol-A.cfm

-Paolo

1 Comment

  1. Thanks for the history link.

    I’m sure you’ll understand when I say, I hope your prediction is wrong.

    I’ve become a little bit fatalistic about my own body burden of toxins. But I’d like to think we might allow the next generation to shed that burden. I’d like to think we’re smarter than yeast.

    Ummm…cheers?