93% of Americans Have Plastic in their Blood & Urine: Bisphenol-A BPA
Related documents and links:
Proposed Bisphenol A ban in food packaging would impact U.S. exports to France
This document indicates Canada’s BPA ban applies to baby bottles and doesn’t mention any other products.
The international trade agreements and the European Union also are making it harder for national governments to protect their citizens. So much for centralized consumer and health “protection” and legislation, which is all the State offers. These supposed nation states aren’t even sovereign anymore, just temporary stages on the way to a global State.
Do people have affordable choices or freedom under this system? How much? Do they have the means to sue companies in court when they have been defrauded or harmed? Do we have rights? Is there justice? Or is there just surrender and letting ourselves be destroyed chemically?
If we don’t agree with something in these large international so-called “free trade” agreements, can we get them altered? Please don’t call this system “free market”. It has nothing to do with the protection of individual rights. How do we defend ourselves from being poisoned? Are there different kinds of boycotts we can pursue?
Building a Database of Developmental Neurotoxicants: Evidence from Human and Animal Studies (http://www.epa.gov/ncct/toxcast/files/summit/48P%20Mundy%20TDAS.pdf)
This EPA document lists bisphenol A as a developmental neurotoxin.
Q&A: Bisphenol A and Plastics
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – June 23, 2008
… In laboratory animal studies, exposure to BPA in utero and during infancy was found to adversely affect brain development and behavior. Laboratory animal studies also showed that early life exposures may alter development of the prostate gland in males and the mammary gland in females, as well as trigger an earlier start to puberty in females. While this research is limited, these effects occurred at exposure levels to bisphenol A similar to those seen in humans, which led the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) to posit that there is “some concern” about the risk of BPA exposure…
CDC National Biomonitoring Program: Biomonitoring Summary
Indicates its prevalence in U.S. rivers.
Since You Asked – Bisphenol A (BPA)
NIEHS – National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
“One reason people may be concerned about BPA is because human exposure to BPA is widespread. The 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found detectable levels of BPA in 93% of 2517 urine samples from people six years and older. … Another reason for concern, especially for parents, may be because some animal studies report effects in fetuses and newborns exposed to BPA.”
Bisphenol A (BPA)
National Library of Medicine, Tox Town
“Bisphenol A is an endocrine disruptor, which is a chemical that may interfere with the production or activity of hormones in the human endocrine system…
“The National Toxicology Program (NTP) has “some concern” for effects on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and children at current human exposures to BPA. The NTP has “minimal concern” for effects on the mammary gland and an earlier age for puberty for females, in fetuses, infants, and children at current human exposures to BPA. The possibility that BPA may alter human development cannot be dismissed, according to the NTP. The U.S. Geological Survey is “confident” that adult exposure to BPA affects the male reproductive tract, and that long-lasting effects in response to developmental exposure to BPA occur in the brain, male reproductive system, and metabolic processes. The Survey also considers it “likely” that adult exposure to BPA affects the brain, female reproductive system, and immune system, and that developmental effects occur in the female reproductive system.”
Bisphenol-A now linked to male infertility
www.telegraph.co.uk – October 28, 2010
“Bisphenol-A (BPA), known as the “gender bending” chemical because of its connection to male impotence, has now been shown to decrease sperm mobility and quality.”