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Unfortunately, this may be just a ruse, as studies now show another bisphenol, bisphenol-S (BPS), is now showing up in human urine concentrations at levels similar to those of BPA.i This suggests that many manufacturers are simply swapping one bisphenol for another
"... while regulators wait for manufacturers who promote their products with "BPA-Free!" stickers at the same moment that they infuse them with BPS to voluntarily reformulate,there isevidence now that BPS may actually have worse effects to environmental and human health, alike..
"... BPS' relative inability to biodegrade indicates: 1) once it is absorbed into the human body, it may accumulate there for longer periods of time. 2) it is more likely to persist in the environment, making external exposures to it, and its many metabolites, much more likely than the faster degrading BPA. In other words, its potential to do harm will worsen along the axis of time, not lessen, which is a common argument made for the purported "safety" of BPA."
In a study meant to simulate "real-world" use, 95 percent of all plastic products tested positive for estrogenic activity, meaning they can still disrupt your hormones even if they carry a BPA-free label. Even more disconcerting is the finding that BPA-free plastics in some cases leached more BPA than the non-BPA free plastics
BPA is not the only culprit; it's simply the most highly publicized one. There's also Bisphenol AB and AF, Bisphenol B and BP, Bisphenol C, Bisphenol E, F, G, M, S, P, PH, TMC and, yes, there's even a Bisphenol Z. Any one of these can be in your BPA-free baby bottle or sippy cup, unfortunately.
"... Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the U.S. law that regulates chemicals in commerce, it's entirely permissible to launch a new material into high-volume production without disclosing its precise chemical identity or any information about its toxicity. This makes it impossible for the public to assess product safety independently of manufacturer claims. And currently, despite EPA and FDA policies that support "safe" alternatives to a chemical of concern like BPA, neither federal agency conducts safety testing of new materials destined for consumer products before they come on the market."
Originally posted by Mimir
reply to post by bluemirage5 & soymilkAlaska
Well they need to tax you so they can give taxcuts to the industry. As soymilk said...the companies need our money to invent less traceable poisons of higher toxicity.
Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
This why i do not trust our governments having anything to do with the care of the people.
The FDA, WHO, CDC, FEMA, USDA Ect, Ect,Ect.
The FDA for example for many years allows food additives which have cancer causing effects to
be added for daily consumption. They Also let companies like Monsanto create franken foods that
cause hundreds of illnesses. But vitamins people could take are regulated to ridiculous extents
while drug companies kill people by the 100,000 per year.
Sodium fluoride is pushed to strengthen the teeth when in FACT it has no use but to keep people
sick and dumb to their world around them..
The FDA pushes vaccines which contain mercury, a known neurological poison and second most
toxic substance on the planet.
Also of which the ADA Backs as an additive for tooth fillings for the last 100 years.
High Fructose Cornsyrup is a massive cause to the cancer rates and diabetic rise in the world.
BPA and many other chemicals are being added to our food supply for a reason.
In my opinion, shorten the life cycle and generate revenue in the process