What is the Harvard School of Health Saying about plastic?

  • Local and state governments are banning the sale of baby bottles that contain the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), creating a confusing patchwork of regulations.
  • But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and most comparable agencies around the world maintain that the chemical is safe.
  • They cite a lack of human research data that BPA poses health problems, while discounting considerable animal evidence that the chemical is hazardous.

Questions:

  • Why do countries (like Canada) ban BPA?
  • Harvard showed that students who drank soda from steel cans one week and from plastic bottles the following week had a 69% increase of BPA in their systems. Do we need more evidence?
  • The American Chemistry Council issued a statement in 2010 that there should be a modernization of the regulatory laws.
  • Nothing has been done to date. Why no10996310_10152915988239934_1763325422781426498_n
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