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Forum Post: Obama admin thinks we have too many prepubescents

Posted 9 years ago on April 6, 2012, 1:56 p.m. EST by JamesS89118 (646) from Las Vegas, NV
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Thank god for BPA!

The chemical BPA (bisphenol A) is found in most plastic food packaging.

It's been banned in the UK and Canada, but here it's great!

BPA has been linked to early onset puberty, heart disease, diabetes, higher breast cancer risk later in life and new findings say prenatal BPA exposure can cause aggressiveness in toddlers and asthma in babies.

And now the FDA refuses to do it's job and regulate.

This failure needs to be addressed. Suggestions please.



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[-] 2 points by francismjenkins (3713) 9 years ago

Time to invest in a good water filter, and a stainless steel pitcher (and container for portability).

[-] 1 points by JamesS89118 (646) from Las Vegas, NV 9 years ago

Indeed, I just got a water filter for under the sink, but frozen food containers really scare me.

[-] 2 points by PandoraK (1678) 9 years ago

Mason jars or Bell jars are still available and pretty reasonable...as for 'dry items' that need freezing, there is 'freezer wrap' , wax coated paper that does a very nice job of preventing freezer burn.

The FDA, moves slowly, most times the complaints are that it moves too slowly to allow the release of drugs to market, in this case it's perhaps moving too slowly to remove an item from market release...

You can write the FDA with information that you feel they may not be aware of, you can ask if they are perusing studies on the subject.

Best advice I have.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 years ago

That's good news for some of the globe's biggest chemical companies. According to Bloomberg News, the global BPA market is worth about $8 billion, with about a quarter of total production going into cans. (The rest goes into polycarbonate plastics, which end up in everything from water bottles to DVDs.) Bloomberg adds that the three biggest suppliers of BPA to the American market are the chemical/steel giant Saudi Basic Industries Corp.—which is 70-percent-owned by the Saudi government—the German chemical giant Bayer, and Dow, its US rival. Globally, according to the US Department of Agriculture, Bayer and Dow produce "the bulk" of BPA. http://motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2012/04/fda-bpa-cans-food-dow-bayer

Occupy the companies. Occupy the media. Do not buy the products. However, you are going to run into problems in areas where people live that drinking water comes from those plastic bottles.

[-] 2 points by JamesS89118 (646) from Las Vegas, NV 9 years ago

Thanks for the link GF :) I will boycott the two, to the extent I can.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 years ago

Your welcome. You could also find out what money is used for advertising for specific television programs and work to get them dropped.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 9 years ago


It's simple.

Return and add to all the funding cuts (R)epelican'ts have burdened all regulatory agencies with over the years.

The first step is to un-elect all the (R)epelican'ts that support and continue to support weakening these type of agencies abilitiy to do their jobs properly.

This would allow such agencies to do their own research, instead of relying on the regulated industries research for their information.

The way it's done now, is like asking the fox in the henhouse for the hen count.

[-] 3 points by JamesS89118 (646) from Las Vegas, NV 9 years ago

Boy, that's the truth. I keep getting flashes of those Bushies whoring and coke-ing with the oil industry.

[-] -2 points by e2420 (-28) 9 years ago

What's a (R)epelican't?

[-] 2 points by JamesS89118 (646) from Las Vegas, NV 9 years ago

Hi e :)

(R)epelican't? = Republican party member that repels from science and has only one response to improving our country; can't. As in you can't control your own body.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 9 years ago

It's easy.....Just look for an (R) on any ballot, and skip checking that box.

You can check any box that doesn't contain an (R), and we will come out ahead.

Does that help you?