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Better Living Through Chemistry?

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Have you been following the evolving story on BPA, the endocrine-disrupting plastic resin hardener found in the tissue of 93 out of 100 Americans? If you have children or grandchildren, you owe it to them to come up to speed on this topic.

I can imagine this might become the “tobacco settlement” poster child for the decade ahead. There are some really egregious ethical choices, instances of avarice over truth in high places, and perverted science in this story.

From all my annotated diigo links on BPA, I recommend this in-depth focus by FastCompany and this one at Huffington Post. I’m working on a related piece for next week’s Floyd Press.

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  1. We started to worry about BPA a year or so ago. So we stopped buying things in cans. Its amazing what few alternatives there are. Of course the real solution is to buy fresh and make your own food, something that we have always done but not all the time. We did find some good soups in boxes, which are much lower in BPA, although according to the Huffington article you suggest, not necessarily free of this potential poison.

    Thanks for the reminder, we will redouble our efforts.

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