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FDA Says No to BPA Ban

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Posted on Mar 30, 2012
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Public concern about the dangers of BPA, or bisphenol A, hasn’t translated into regulatory measures on the part of the Food and Drug Administration, as the agency isn’t yet cracking down on the chemical, which turns up in a few commonly used products and even in receipts.  —KA

Los Angeles Times:

BPA is used in plastic bottles, the linings of cans and on cash register receipts.  It can disrupt the endocrine system, so health officials — not to mention environmentalists — are concerned that it may cause reproductive problems, diabetes and other health problems.

Concerns about the chemical’s effects on health have already led some corporations to stop using BPA in bottles, sippy cups and other products for children.

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By Ashley, April 8, 2012 at 8:33 pm Link to this comment
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Have we stopped to consider the plastic toxins from coffee lids?? I started using
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By berniem, March 31, 2012 at 11:15 am Link to this comment

Corporate capitalism must be dismantled and the “free” market taken out of the hands of the for-profit only crimnals who have stolen our democracy and replaced it with a progressively fascistic authoritarian atrocity accountable to no one but the monied elite! FREE BRADLEY MANNING!!!!!

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By Blueokie, March 30, 2012 at 10:28 pm Link to this comment

And you’re surprised because??????????

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By prisnersdilema, March 30, 2012 at 9:57 pm Link to this comment

For once Truth Dig take this as a clue. The FDA’s number one job is to protect corprate
profits. The number two job is to fool people into believing that their number one job is to
protect people from the corporations. The number three job is to heap ridicule on people
who would expose the lie. As long as you belive the number one lie you will continue to
be a good consumer, and they have succeeded.

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