Now that I'm in the second trimester, I'm starting to think about baby bottles, sippy cups, and all that fun stuff. But all the options online leave me thinking I don't have much choice when it comes to BPA-free bottles. And I don't mean lack there of.
If there is a better example of what happens when junk science meets reality, good luck finding it. Look no further than today s New York Times article about how a misguided attempt to solve a non-problem turned into a real problem.
Fear, Inc. is having a big day on the New York Stock exchange. It is up 45 percent on heavy volume. How could it not be? After all, the plastic component BPS supposedly a safe replacement for BPA isn t looking so great after all. BPA (bisphenol A) is a chemical so deadly that Times columnist Nick Kristof by far the most accomplished toxicological expert who never took a chemistry class refuses to touch cash register receipts because they contain small amounts of the chemical.
Regular Dispatch readers will know that we have discussed BPA perhaps the poster child of the anti chemical movement until we are blue in the face (BTF?). So, it is always nice to know that there are others out there who really understand this topic and agree with us scientifically.
If you follow BPA (bisphenol-A) on your Google news alert, no one would blame you for being surprised that you actually woke up the next morning. BPA, which is reacted with another chemical to form ubiquitous polycarbonate plastics, and also used as is on cash register receipts, may be the most studied substance ever, which is especially ironic, since no one has ever found any evidence of an adverse effect on human health.