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The Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Plastics --By Mariah Blake


Health & Wellness  (tags: estrogens, toxins, plastics, research, phthalates, bisphenol S (BPS), Whole Foods, tritan, Eastman, health, disease, risks )

Nancy
- 200 days ago - motherjones.com
Despite its "oh shit" findings, by 2010 Eastman began to produce marketing materials claiming that Tritan was free of all synthetic estrogens. One section of its website featured the tagline "Safety is our key ingredient" along with photos of smiling...



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Edwin M. (366)
Monday March 3, 2014, 4:34 am
Until corporations change their profits over people type of thinking and the FDA and the EPA don't enforce laws to keep us safe we will all be at the mercy of people that obviously are devoid of a conscience.
 

Carlene V. (203)
Monday March 3, 2014, 5:30 am
Edwin is correct, the bottom line is what these corporations think about, keeping the stock holders happy and, of course, keeping the CEO's salary at ridiculous amounts.
 

GGmaSheila D. (170)
Monday March 3, 2014, 9:34 am
The only time these corporations listen is when it affects their bottom line...we have to stand firm and boycott as many of these as possible.
 

Kit B. (276)
Monday March 3, 2014, 11:56 am

I was just about to submit this article, I hope many read this and "the Big Tobacco-style campaign to bury it".

It seems we lose no matter what, this is very disappointing. Don't these people have babies, children, grand children? *sigh*
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:34 pm
Noted & read
 

Kamia T. (67)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:41 pm
Are you surprise, really? Corporations have adopted the "ends" justifies the "means" model, which says that whatever we have to do to accomplish our goal is okay. The only materials for food that you can be relatively sure are safe are glass and stainless steel - both of which are fully recyclable. We don't buy anything any more unless packaged that way.
 

Sheri Schongold (6)
Monday March 3, 2014, 7:45 pm
Eastman is no surprise. They don't give a holy or unholy damn about the people who are using these plastics. All they care about is the almighty dollar. They will go as far as they can to discredit anyone and any tests that prove they are lying and selling dangerous stuff. The Federal Government needs to get off its fat duff and do something about this. Implement a ban and oversee it. Maybe then these companies will begin to get the idea that people are more important than money.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday March 3, 2014, 8:19 pm
Knowing that plastics are made from petroleum products led me to believe that plastics could not be safe for storing food or beverages. Thank you for sharing such an important article. (n, p, t)
 

Maria S. (54)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 2:41 am
I avoid plastics as mush as i can. Oils in plastic bottles is pure poison, dont buy it.
 

Maria S. (54)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 2:44 am
I agree with Kamia T but would like to ad clay containers to.
 

David C. (25)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 5:27 am
BUY MORE PLASTIC and all the other fine procuts of the Cancer&c-producing industries !
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 5:40 am
Very concerning!
 

Colleen L. (2)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 9:16 pm
Wish the heck they would of never starting using any type of plastics in the first place. They didn't have it in the old days, why have it now? Thanks Nancy
 

Pogle S. (88)
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 12:07 am
I suspect these poisons are allowed because in the long run it will reduce the global population whilst making billions for these greedy corporations.. Caring clever people can take steps to avoid these poisons.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 7:55 pm
My mother used to say, "If you knew what was in your food you wouldn't eat it."

Yeah, we would. Starving is no fun.

 

Maria S. (102)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 7:33 am
Sadly noted...in what world we live in! I was just about to ask the same question as Kit!
" Don't these people have babies, children, grand children? "
As this is a world wide huge problem, I don't buy any food packaged in plastic anymore.
Thanks Nancy for this important article.
 

Debra G. (0)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 12:34 pm
Publicize this widely, petition manufacturers, and boycott products and markets. Our lives depend on action.
 

Ann L. (34)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 10:16 am
Noted and shared. Thanks
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 6:20 pm
Noted with great interest Nancy.This article showed how these corporations lie, cover up for each other, and don't seem to care at all about people and especially children and grandchildren to come. So what is the answer going to be to plastic bottles and cans of fruit or veggies lined with BPA products. Fresh, frozen (but a lot of frozen fruit etc in packaged in plastic, cardboard containers like used for juices?? toothpaste, mouth wash, shampoos and conditioners and so many other products are contained in plastics.That leaves glass containers. Even our fridges (older models) have plastic shelves.
 
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