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Fast Company on BPA: Seeds of Doubt Falsely Planted with Big Tobacco Tactics

It was amazing to read Dave Case’s well-written article The Real Story Behind Bisphenol-a.  The opening tag line alone casts a spotlight of dismay across what I’ve called the Bisphenol-a Debate: How a handful of consultants used Big Tobacco’s tactics to sow doubt about science and hold off regulation of BPA, a chemical in hundreds […]

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Did the Plastics Industry Prepare the FDA Draft on BPA's Safety?

Did the Plastics Industry Prepare the FDA Draft on BPA’s Safety?

The Milwaukee Sentinel-Journal released a special report today saying that the FDA’s draft supporting BPA’s safety was prepared primarily by major stakeholders in keeping BPA on the market.  Stephen Hentges, executive director of the American Chemistry Council’s group on BPA, was involved in downplaying the dangers of the chemical. The FDA’s draft, released in August, found […]

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FDA Says BPA is Safe, but Offers Tips for Decreasing Exposure

FDA Says BPA is Safe, but Offers Tips for Decreasing Exposure

Today we watched as a most intriguing line was clearly drawn on the BPA front.  Sides were chosen without reserve and it all began with the FDA’s bolstered defense of the toxic chemical, which was quickly followed by tips for decreasing BPA exposure. Huh?  Did I miss something? Washington (AP) Sept. 16, 2008 – FDA […]

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NaturalNews - Plastics Are Good For You!

NaturalNews: Plastics Are Good For You!

Mike Adams, founder of Natural News, always has a way of bringing a seemingly complicated issue like the FDA’s recent endorsement of bisphenol-a into clear focus. The following excerpts are taken from his article “Plastics are Good for You!” In a move that surprised no one, the FDA has aligned itself with the chemical industry […]

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Playtex to Discontinue Use of Bisphenol-a

Playtex to Discontinue Use of Bisphenol-a

ZRecs provided us with the inside scoop on Playtex. We were surprised to hear that Playtex will become one of the first major baby product manufacturers to go BPA free. As ZRecs pointed out recently, Playtex is on the record indicating its belief that polycarbonate plastics are completely safe. The company is also a member […]

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Canada Initiates Ban on Bisphenol-a in Baby Bottles

Health Minister Tony Clement announced today that Canada will be the first country to ban plastic polycarbonate baby bottles after concluding the chemical is toxic. The partial ban will focus on increasing the current safety margin to decrease exposure of infants and pregnant mothers to bisphenol-a. The move is meant to be preventative and “better […]

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Learning Your Way Around Bisphenol-a (BPA)

In breaking news, The Globe and Mail reported that Canada is expected to officially take a stance against the use of Bisphenol-a (BPA), making it the first regulatory body in the world to reach such a decision. The conclusion by Health Canada that BPA is a possible threat, expected to be announced as early as […]

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