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    Bisphenol A – The Time To Ban Is Now!!!

    By Mark Schauss | April 16, 2008

    Bisphenol A, a compound found in numerous plastic products has been found to be harmful to the brain and cause damage to reproductive organs in children. It was also found to be mildly estrogenic which can affect the thyroid and other hormonal systems. In my book, Achieving Victory Over a Toxic World, I talk about it on pages 121 – 2, and I have blogged numerous times about how this chemical should be eliminated from not just products that come in contact with children but in all products. I reported that “On average, humans ingest 6.3 micrograms per day of bisphenol A from the linings of food cans alone. And the exposures don’t stop there.

    According to reporter Anna Boyd, “The National Toxicology Program, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, conducted experiments on about 500 rats that were exposed to BPA levels similar to human exposure. The experiment found precancerous prostate tumors, urinary system problems and early puberty when the animals were given low doses of BPA. ” This is after the FDA said that it was safe based on two studies, one that was never published, one that was roundly criticized because of a flawed design, both of which was funded by the American Chemical Society, which represents makers of this toxic product. Do you see a problem here? I do.

    The National Institutes of Health is the first U.S. government agency to conclude that low levels of BPA could be harmful to humans. Time to ban this chemical is now, except that our government is so anti-individual, pro-business it won’t happen unless a new administration with some scientific morality takes over.

    Topics: Health, Opinion, Research, Neurological Disorders, Environment, Toxicity, Petrochemicals, Politics | No Comments »