Better Living Through Toxic Chemicals

From Martin Mittelsstaedt’s Globe and Mail article about the estrogen-mimicking chemical BPA (Bisphenol A) that has been found in soft drinks.

The estrogen-mimicking chemical BPA, already banished from baby bottles and frowned upon in water jugs, has now shown up in significant levels in soft drinks.

Health Canada assures us everything is safe, yet they seem to do that even when they have no clue.

It’s good for the business world and of course, that’s all that matters.

Frederick vom Saal, a biologist at the University of Missouri and an authority on BPA, seems to have a different view than other experts:

Dr. vom Saal says there is also a growing body of scientific literature, based on animal experiments, that has found harmful effects due to BPA at concentrations up to 1,000 times below Health Canada’s safety limit. These conditions include such hormonally linked illnesses as breast cancer, and Dr. vom Saal called the government’s assurances of no harm “simple-minded.” (Bold added)

Assurances of no harm “simple-minded.”

Perhaps Health Canada should reasses their  procedures with vom Saal’s statement as their starting point.

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