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Identifying Bisphenol A: The Dangerous Chemical in Some Plastics

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According to Professor Vom Saal, low dose exposure to Bisphenol A has been linked to some behaviorial effects such as hyperactivity, ADHD, poor motor skills, and learning diabilities.

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Yu L (41)
Wednesday June 30, 2010, 5:30 am
we all need to avoid plastic!

Bette M (91)
Wednesday June 30, 2010, 6:18 am
Avoid plastics and.....................

Plant & protect trees for life................

vivian lombardozzi (0)
Wednesday June 30, 2010, 6:22 am
I try to use as little plastic as I realistically can.

Ritwick Saikia (9)
Wednesday June 30, 2010, 6:53 am
Then it's bye to plastics for me (as far as possible).

Wednesday June 30, 2010, 12:25 pm
We hardly have any plastic around anymore.

Alicia V (181)
Wednesday June 30, 2010, 12:36 pm
Thanks for this post.

mr Crowley (23)
Wednesday June 30, 2010, 12:46 pm

April Thompson (2)
Wednesday June 30, 2010, 1:06 pm
I use as little plastic as possible!

Mike M (40)
Wednesday June 30, 2010, 3:19 pm
It would be good to pass this information to the public by posting it where plastic baby products, toys and cooking utensils were sold so at least other would have the chance to make a informed decision.

Steven Gray (55)
Wednesday June 30, 2010, 4:20 pm
Thank you Athena for this good information. It seems where ever we turn there is plastic another product from our dependancy on oil.

Kristena Loy (7)
Wednesday June 30, 2010, 4:44 pm
A bit of delimma as I see it. Plastic is bad, but glass can carry harmful germs. What's the answer these days? Thanks for the information.

Frania Duenas (0)
Wednesday June 30, 2010, 4:56 pm
Thankfully my niece does not drink from bottles period. I'm sorry for those who do. Then again nothing seems to be safe lately.

lorraine c (16)
Wednesday June 30, 2010, 5:04 pm
I've becoe so accustomed to plastics that it's really hard to break the habit. I will no longer microwave in plastic, glass only. Thanks for the article.

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Wednesday June 30, 2010, 7:02 pm
Noted, thanks.

John M (6)
Wednesday June 30, 2010, 7:06 pm
Nothing like waiting until the house burns down to sound the fire alarm.We have used plastic bottles for decades and now a warning?Special thanks to the FDA for protecting us from harmful products.

Teresa K (33)
Wednesday June 30, 2010, 7:11 pm
How many years have we been doing this to our children! to ourselfs...and what new surprises are waiting out there to bite us in the backside!

Sandra M Z (114)
Wednesday June 30, 2010, 11:30 pm
Don't use #5 or #7 containers, baby bottles, deli storage tubs/leftover plastic containers. Check your plastic drawer and clean it out. Replace with glass, for your family's health.

Sandra M Z (114)
Wednesday June 30, 2010, 11:35 pm
I was glad to see Whole Foods was recycling #5 plastic containers, as we only recycle #1 and #2, citywide. It was shortlived, though, I next noticed they were using #5 plastic, in the deli. Rare I get an item from the deli, but if I do, I take the food out right away, now, and eat it or put it in glass 'til I do.

Noted, thank you Athena.

Cindy B (61)
Thursday July 1, 2010, 1:52 am
I've read a lot about all this, and these are some of my conclusions: Plastic isn't all evil. The soft, thin, pliable plastic is MUCH worse than the firmer, thicker plastics (with the exception of the hard, shiny polycarbonate, which has the BPA). Crazy thing is, the thin plastic is exactly what most bottled water comes in! YUCCCK! Even with the BPA plastics, the toxins don't leach out if the food is dry, like dry beans or rice. The worst danger is liquids, especially fatty liquids, and heat. The fat seems to trigger release of the BPA &/or polymer molecules. Often you find cooking oil or fatty sauces in plastic bottles (YIPES, not good; don't buy!). Also, HEAT tends to release the molecules...DON'T EVER heat stuff in plastic! With the polycarbonate, they've measured the BPA in liquids BEFORE washing the bottle in very hot water (like a dishwasher) and AFTER -- after washing, the thing released, and continued to release, about 50 times more BPA into foods than before washing! Anyway, you just have to make sure what kind of plastic it is. I would NEVER buy bottled water, but I use my faucet-mounted filter and refill my stiffer-plastic bottles (like what Gatorade comes in, though I'd never buy that either) about 20 times; at that point they're supposed to start gradually breaking down, so I recycle them. I'm gradually transitioning over to stainless steel, like so many others. But for now, I think that if more people knew you COULD refill most plastic bottles with either tap or home-filtered water, there might hopefully be less of that horrible bottled water sold -- an awful waste and a scourge on the planet. ......PS, I think the BPA in can linings is the far scarier health concern.

Bon L (0)
Thursday July 1, 2010, 5:05 am
Thanks for the article.

Edward M (8)
Thursday July 1, 2010, 6:40 am
I previously mentioned using natural rubber for the teat but forgot the other important item which the plastic bottle has replaced and that is to replace it, in turn, with glass.

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Thursday July 1, 2010, 10:27 am
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J. J. (30)
Tuesday July 13, 2010, 6:08 am
I've never been big on using plastic. I normally prefer glass or ceramics especially when it comes to reheating food in the microwave. Thanks for sharing this article.
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