Report on chemicals out today

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On 5/6/2010 1:31 PM, Billy wrote:

Take the speakers out of your ears. Go look at the original report, summary page.
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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.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17568585
http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/bendrep.asp
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=chemical-controls But the 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 exposure limits.
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".
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