Stop BPA (In Dental Work , Orthodontics and in Utero)
|A BPA Ban In The Food Safety Bill?
|May 11, 2010The widely used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is an estrogen-mimicker. Some 200 animal studies have suggested that the substance is very harmful. Over 90 percent of Americans show some BPA in their “body burden”.
It is especially hard to avoid BPA since it is used in plastic containers and food liners and is even used to make the coating on the receipts we get at stores. For most urban residents, the handling of these receipts is thought to be the number one source of BPA in the body. About 2 billion pounds of BPA are produced in the United States each year. Read More>>
|Poison: How Little is Too Much?
|March 30, 2010
For generations, physicians were taught that “the dose makes the poison,” a “fact” first espoused by the Swiss alchemist Paracelsus (1493-1541).Indeed, many current physicians insist that this holds true for modern pharmaceutical drugs: i.e., the dosage determines whether a medicine is toxic or a cure. Read More>>
FDA Tiptoes Around BPA
|January 19, 2010
On January 13, 2010, the online journal PLoS One (Public Library of Science One, which does not accept drug company advertising) published a University of Exeter, England, study linking high levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in the urine with those most likely to be diagnosed with heart disease. The lead researcher noted how difficult it is to confirm the study’s results, as “it would likely be very hard to find enough people for the control group who did not have detectable levels of BPA in their urine.” That fact alone is troubling. Read More>>