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Top scientist demands tests on food containers and baby bottles for gender-bending chemical

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posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 12:21 PM

Top scientist demands tests on food containers and baby bottles for gender-bending chemical

A ‘gender-bending’ chemical used in food containers, baby bottles and baked beans tins should be put through the same rigorous safety trials as new drugs, a leading scientist has declared.

Professor David Melzer called for an urgent review into the safety of bisphenol A (BPA ) – a man-made chemical linked to heart disease, breast cancer and birth defects.
The Exeter University academic also urged manufacturers to cut down on BPA in food packaging and containers
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posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 12:21 PM
Hey ats how you guys doing, i foung this story of a possible healt risk with certain food containers,baby bottles and tins that could cause gender bending effects.This is truely disgracefull ,i have heard rumors of this for years and in my opinion its time these objects got the same safety inspections that other food objects have.Imaging the harm you and your family are subjected to.
Baby bottles? sick is my tought,like no one knew!!
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posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 12:27 PM
Even though we could list off the things that should be banned, and have the list complete in a couple of hours, it'll take years before it happens. And in the mean time we have sickened people. Families that have kids affected by this that are without health insurance will probably go bankrupt for the FDA's mistakes. And of course, everyone will point fingers at the family for getting sick when we allow and probably encourage sickness.

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posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 12:55 PM
reply to post by ghaleon12
Hey Ghaleon,thanks for the reply buddy

i agree your so right,its a disgrace and its obvious that people would know of these things and still they get sold.It really is unbelivable how evil some people can be,just for money

posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 12:56 PM
How many more tests do they need done? It's already been linked to all these diseases, and we're supposed to believe it's all just coincidence because of the rules? It infuriates me how near sighted our policies are. Do they not see the enormous damage this is causing to people's lives as we speak? Why is their not a policy in place to allow for the immediate banning of chemicals like this until further notice? The sheer volume of speed bumps in the medical field will one day be the death of us.

posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 01:00 PM
I am a little confused as to why they cannot make packages, tin cans, and baby bottles without some scary chemical? I am sure I am missing something obvious as I am not in any way educated enough on the subject but when I was a kid, baby bottles were glass, tins were tin, and packages were cardboard, glass, or tin. Why does it seem like there is a whole plethora of these crazy chemicals in things that seem to not need anything added at all?

posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 01:21 PM
You can't eat/drink out of a synthetic material and expect there to be nothing harmful in it.
So BPA does damage and has gender bending qualities?
There are a good amount of toxic chemicals in the compounds that form plastic!
If there is no other way around it, then buy glassware, or coffee mugs...
Oh wait. That costs too much money.
We can't be spending money on things that would be better for the population now could we?
We have to make as much money as possible!
Plastic is cheaper than glass and most of it is from China!

Sheesh, I though everyone here knew this already. Sorry, I'm over my (greed-is-ruining-the-world) rant now.

I feel like a broken record.

My opinion, it's not the plastic, it's the television that is giving kids these "qualities."
Again, it's only my opinion.

posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 02:40 PM
reply to post by sliceNodice

Hey SliceNodice thanks or your reply,its amazing what gets through to the shelfs of supermarkets now a day,very sad indeed.Cash decides what goes through.
Your dead right it should be band straight away

posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 02:51 PM
reply to post by cindyremains

Hello Cindy,thanks for the your reply,i agree it should of stayed the same way,people just seem to want us to be poisioned by the look of it,depopulation i think and cancer causing is why its like that,shocking but maybe true!

edit on 15/8/2010 by johnny c because: spelling mistake

posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 02:55 PM
i watched a news story news a few nights ago that was about BPA being used in the sealant on children's teeth. Several parents and other organizations were concerned because BPA is found in the saliva up to 3 hours later,

The dentist interviewed said the benefits far outweigh the risks......

I hate it when other people try to make that decision for me.
Here is an article from webmd

Sept. 7, 2010 -- Parents worried about mercury in amalgam dental fillings now have a new bugbear: BPA from dental sealants and "white" fillings.

Bisphenol A -- BPA -- is a resin used in many kinds of plastics, including some water bottles and metal food can liners. Emerging evidence suggests, but does not prove, that BPA can have harmful effects on human health, particularly on child development.

Dental sealants and fillings don't contain BPA, but many of them contain compounds that turn into BPA on contact with saliva. Is this a problem? That's what one mother recently asked in a letter sent to Children's Hospital, Boston.

To answer the question, pediatric endocrinologist Abby F. Fleisch, MD, and colleagues performed an exhaustive review of the scientific evidence. They came to two conclusions:

* BPA does indeed form in the mouth after some dental sealants and fillings are applied. BPA can be found in the saliva three hours after dental work is completed. It's not at all clear whether this poses a health risk.
* A quick wipe and rinse of the completed dental work vastly decreases whatever risk there might be.

"We believe the high preventive benefits of sealants far outweigh the risk. So until the dental industry creates alternative materials, we recommend their continued use," Fleisch tells WebMD. "But we do recommend precautionary application techniques."

it goes on to say that 30 seconds of scrubbing will eliminate most of it ... but then why is it still found 3 hours later?...

posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 02:57 PM
reply to post by havok

Hey Havok,hows it going buddy,thanks for the reply
,i agree with you,why cant we have stuff from other places but China,there was a long time when we used to use glass and paper,now we have mylar and plastic.I dont think this could be by mistake.
We have to just start buying things that are healthy in every sense,
Hopefully the F.D.A have a brain and ban the lot!

posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 03:02 PM
reply to post by toolstarr
Hey Toolstar,thanks for reply and your concern my friend,its laughable they say it will be gone in a few minutes but 3 hours later its still there doing god knows what!! Im going to keep my eye open for that story,thanks for the tip,something has to be done.

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