More on bpa

In other postings (see them here and here and here and here), I have discussed the issue of BPAs in our food packaging products. Now a study, which appears in the current issue of the journal Science of the Total Environment, is one of the first to try to survey the extent of the trace chemical residues migrating out of packaging into the foods and drinks by reviewing more than 140 scientific reports on the subject.

At least one comment has appeared that compares this to the effect that leaching lead had on Roman civilization. It was not pretty!

These compounds, which make packaging “better” in a number of ways, provide our bodies with a route of exposure to synthetic compounds able to disrupt normal hormone functions.

Read more about this study at the Globe and Mail’s site or at this Science Direct page.

I especially love this quote from the G&M’s article. “The view that residues are dangerous is disputed by companies making packaging and by regulators, who say exposures are far too low to be of any consequence.”

Would you trust a profit driven corporation on health related matters? For that matter, do we always trust our governments? Maybe exposure levels are very low, but does this stuff accumulate in the body, or does our body know how to get rid of it?

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