03 Mar '12, 1am

Chemical Lobby and Government Conspire to KEEP BPA in Food | Care2 Healthy Living

Chemical Lobby and Government Conspire to KEEP BPA in Food | Care2 Healthy Living

What will it take to get Bisphenol A out of our food sources? This chemical is a building block for polycarbonate plastic (think hard plastic water bottles) and epoxy resins (think the lining of soup cans and aluminum soda cans). When it is heated or exposed to an alkaline environment, the molecular bonds holding BPA together break and the molecules form a hormone called estradiol, which has been linked to cancer. BPA has been linked to cancer, heart disease, immune dysfunctions and a host of other health epidemics affecting humans today. It also causes early puberty and damages every part of the reproductive system in women and causes low sperm count and prostate cancer in men. Despite hundreds of independent studies and the wisdom of countless endocrinologists and other medical researchers, the government is still relying on chemical industry-funded studies to set policy...

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