Conspiracy to Keep BPA in Food?

What will it take to get Bisphenol A out of our food sources?  This chemical is a building block for polycarbonate plastic (think hard plastic water bottles) and epoxy resins (think the lining of soup cans and aluminum soda cans).  When it is heated or exposed to an alkaline environment, the molecular bonds holding BPA together break and the molecules form a hormone called estradiol, which has been linked to cancer.

BPA has been linked to cancer, heart disease, immune dysfunctions and a host of other health epidemics affecting humans today.  It also causes early puberty and damages every part of the reproductive system in women and causes low sperm count and prostate cancer in men.  Despite hundreds of independent studies and the wisdom of countless endocrinologists and other medical researchers, the government is still relying on chemical industry-funded studies to set policy and law on BPA.

Despite recent recognition that there may be a problem in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) argues that BPA is a “grandfathered” chemical and the FDA has no authority to ban it, regulate it, or ask the industry what products contain it.  Simply changing the rules under which Congress operates in order to change the laws around grandfathered chemicals would take five to ten years.

Once again, it is time to take your health into your own hands and vote against BPA producers and users with your pocketbook.  Don’t buy products that contain BPA, do your own research (there are BPA resources all over the Web), and write to your government representatives to find out why the government allows business to poison people for profit.

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Mandi A.
Amanda A5 years ago

Horrible. Thank you.

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Raiin Blue5 years ago

thank you! We must demand what is best for us, FDA doesn't care and probably wants us all sick and dead.

Sherry Benson
Past Member 5 years ago

Let's get back to glass containers and the new recycled pulp-type containers such as the ones they are now using for wine, milk, and ice-cream. Let bpa die of it's own accord or use the plastic for non-food items. It's a no-brainer, it seems to me UNLESS it is conspirital in nature. And if that's the case, vote with our pocketbooks!

J.L. A.
j A5 years ago

Good expose of why this needed change is soooooooooo slow to happen.........

John S.
Past Member 5 years ago


Sheri P.
Sheri P5 years ago

the FDA has no authority to ban BPA? that sounds absolutely ridiculous to me! just what does the FDA have authority to do anyway? i thought they were responsible for food safety. i know that's hypothetical, of course. consumer beware...

Talya Honor
Talya H5 years ago

Thanks for the info!

Cindy Richardson
Cindy Richardson5 years ago

I agree with Lynn C. and also with Shalvah L !!! Definitely!!! No Doubt About It!!!

Kristina C.
Kristina C5 years ago

Money talks in every area - and if it involves money to change the BPA contents in our food products - we may as well hang it up for now.
Thanks for the article