Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dark_Convoy, Sep 16, 2008.
Study links common plastics chemical to heart woes | Health | Reuters
Shame that there is not any mention of toys in the article, that would have been a good excuse as to why collectors have so much trouble getting laid.
The title of the article is a bit misleading. Both sides present a compelling case that can't really be argued against with any real certainty at this time.
I mean, this is what it says:
"The researchers, who acknowledged their findings are not proof that the chemical is causing the harm, analyzed urine samples from a U.S. government health survey of adults ages 18-74 representative of the U.S. population."
Time after time in these types of cases, people want to jump the gun and regulate something that isn't proven to be the case.....like the "dangerous levels of arsenic in the drinking water" debacle of the '90s. Until more research comes out proving the link, I wouldn't worry too much. I'd bet exposure levels in most people are extremely low.
Statistics can be used to prove anything; 65% of people know that.
I agree, there are too many chemicals and preservatives in food.
Also, something has to be done about the toxic containers.
I'd think that people with higher BPA levels likely have their diets weighted more heavily on processed/pre-packaged foods and/or sodas and less on fresh fruits, veggies, and whole grains. And those kinds of diets typically have the poor health effects described.
Of course, it's also entirely possible that BPA truly is harmful. But more studies will be needed to determine that.
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