Do you want me to read it to you, Frank?
Is there something there that scares you, Frank?
BPAs are just the tip of the iceberg.
Toxic Substances Control Act explicitly allowed chemicals already
employed at the time of the law's passage‹BPA and more than 60,000
others ‹ to continue to be used without an evaluation for toxicity or
Nor did the act give the EPA the power to reevaluate chemicals in light
of new information‹such as the concerns about BPA that emerged in the
1990s. Researchers in a genetics laboratory noticed that a control
population of mice developed an unusually high number of chromosomally
abnormal eggs. The reason? BPA leaching from their plastic cages. From
this serendipitous discovery, scientists began to explore anew BPA and
other chemicals like
it, known collectively as endocrine disruptors. Studies since then have
linked BPA to asthma, behavioral changes, some cancers, cardiovascular
disease, diabetes and obesity. The National Toxicology Program warned in
2008 that "the possibility that bisphenol A may alter human development
cannot be dismissed." Some health effects from BPA may even be passed
from one generation to the next, and in contradiction to textbook
toxicology, low doses of BPA may be as harmful as high doses. The
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that 93 percent of
Americans have detectable levels of BPA by-products in their urine.
Wouldn't it be great if a government actually advocated for the people,
instead of just for the corporations?
It's supposed to be, "First, do no harm", not "First, get the money".
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the
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