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on Banning BPA
Writing to share my support for this bill, albeit limited . . .
It seems a no-brainer to ban BPA from not only ALL products but my goodness, certainly those products in contact with infants whose nervous systems are developing mightily every day.
There are numerous writings and studies that report that all human tissue sampled at this time shows measures of petrochemicals. This notion in general should give everyone pause. Petrochemicals are not only persistant (they remain in the environment) but they travel readily throughout the environment. So the arguement for labeling is rediculous because if the chemicals are produced then they will affect everyone in the environment. There are well known studies that show some of the highest levels of petrochemicals in polar bears at the Noth Pole. BPA in any product will affect all of us.
Read "Green Chemistry" and "The Body Toxic"
It's weird that you are asking Renee to prove the links between BPA and the associated disoders linked with contact with BPA as if you wouldn't naturally have the horror that comes up for me with the notion that fat loving petrochemicals bond to molecules in my body and absolutely do not belong there. Is there some cultural disease at work where we are to be critical of our human instincts for health simply because commercial interests ask us to question our own instincts?
Is it not sick that representatives of industry stand in the way of legislation that will promote health for children (and all of us). How did we get to this place? To fear change because someone might lose money or in reality refuses to incorporate the creativity to change their own business model to continue to make money without placing consumers at risk.
So yes, my goodness, let's get to the business of banning BPA and then quite swiftly let's get to the business of banning all petrochemicals at least in contact with food. We have the technical creativity and we have alternatives. Where is EPA? Where is the FDA? Seems like as a culture we have been castrated by monied interests.
Just amazing to me even that you are hosting a pro or con discussion about BPA baby bottles. Is even OPB disabled by commercial intersts? Sad, sad day.
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