Did you know that Ball, Kerr, Golden Harvest and Bernardin brand canning lids are coated with bisphenol A (BPA)?!
- Plastic Not Fantastic with Bisphenol A (www.scientificamerican.com)
- US FDA statement on bisphenol A from 2008
- 1998 Frontline Fooling With Nature, interview Fredrick Vom Saal, Ph.D.
- Plastics Industry Bisphenol A information site
- An Endocrine/Estrogen Letter special Report on BPA
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- Hazard in a bottle Attempt to regulate BPA in California defeated (from The Economist)
- News Story about Canadian Study on PBA Free Marketed Bottles not being BPA Free
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- How to Protect Your Baby from BPA (Bisphenol A)
“With style, verve and righteous anger, the film exposes the bottled water industry’s role in suckering the public, harming our health, accelerating climate change, contributing to overall pollution, and increasing America’s dependence on fossil fuels. All while gouging consumers with exorbitant and indefensible prices.” –Organic Consumers Association
By 2030 the United Nations estimates two-thirds of the world will lack access to clean drinking water. Tapped will illustrate the impact of the global water crisis on America and what we can do as individuals to enact change sooner rather than later.
Tapped examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil..
The documentary also includes scenes shot in Corpus Christi, Texas, where filmmakers speak with people who live near an oil refinery that makes paraxylene, the primary ingredient in the PET plastic used to make bottles.
“It takes 17 million barrels of oil to produce the plastic bottles used annually in the United States,” Soechtig (the films’ director) said. “That’s not including refrigeration, or transport.”
Two million plastic beverage bottles are used in the US every five minutes (photo Chris Jordan)
Please visit the movie’s site to learn more about the issues and find out what you can do about them
A Journal Sentinel Watchdog Report
Warning: Chemicals in the packaging, surfaces or contents of many products may cause long-term health effects, including cancers of the breast, brain and testicles; lowered sperm counts, early puberty and other reproductive system defects; diabetes; attention deficit disorder, asthma and autism. A decade ago, the government promised to test these chemicals. It still hasn’t.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently published the results of their investigation into the emerging BPA scandal. Highlights include:
- FDA relied heavily on BPA lobby
- BPA leaches from ‘microwave safe’ products
- EPA veils hazardous substances
- Plastics industry behind FDA research, study finds
- Donation raises questions for head of FDA’s bisphenol A panel
- EPA fails to collect chemical safety data
- Hazardous flame retardant found in household objects
- EPA drops ball on danger of chemicals to children
- Warning: Bisphenol A is in you
- Are your products safe? You can’t tell
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