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    Federal Deception Agency???

    By Mark Schauss | March 24, 2008

    I should be immune to being stunned by the actions of the FDA and how they fail to protect who they are supposed to, namely us. Instead, they consistantly protect industry at the cost of our health and a fine example is that they used industry sponsored research to determine the safety of the chemical Bisphenol A.

    Here is the first line from a great article written by Suzanne Rust at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Ignoring hundreds of government and academic studies showing a chemical commonly found in plastic can be harmful to lab animals at low doses, the Food and Drug Administration determined the chemical was safe based on just two industry-funded studies that didn’t find harm. ”

    Does this dumbfound you as much as it did me? This mentality must change and change soon otherwise this country will be known as the one which enriches corporations as it poisons its citizens. When I lecture about these issues around the world, many health care practitioners refuse to believe me when I give them information such as the revelations bought out by Ms. Rust. These companies have no conscious and will do whatever it takes to make money, even lie if necessary. Shame on the industry especially given that there are so many non-toxic alternatives that are not much more expensive.

    What is most frustrating is how the FDA only used two studies to say that bisphenol A is safe; one of them was never published and never peer-reviewed and the other was roundly criticized for being replete with “flawed experimental methods”. This is just one more example of political interference with science.

    Topics: Health, Toxicity, Petrochemicals | No Comments »