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Old 01-25-2010, 06:25 AM
 
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What is interesting about the study that most people like to quote (Iain Lang's Sep 2008 study) found that:
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The authors found that higher bisphenol A levels were significantly associated with heart disease, diabetes, and abnormally high levels of certain liver enzymes.
However, the question I would have is whether it is possible that the people with heart disease and diabetes just happened to be eating more poor quality food that just happened to be in the suspected packaging? Then is their disease a result of BPA? Or is it just their general poor eating habits?

I'm not denying BPAs are bad. But when someone is out to prove a point in a scientific study, they sometimes don't use the most sound of logic.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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"Nicotine" IS a chemical that is harmful just like BPA is!

Some people can't stay on topic even if they had a road map..........
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I agree to a point but......... a chemical is a chemical is a chemical. This is one area where splitting hairs doesn't wash.
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Then why did YOU bring it up in the first place in the original post???

Please feel free to educate me on chemistry any day by the way...
Read the posts and stop being so asinine.
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:04 PM
 
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The FDA has approved many harmful and noxious chemicals to be "reasonably safe" for human consumption. This is partially why our cancer rates have gone off the charts in the past decade.

Anyone who believes that the government has our best interests at heart are fooling themselves. It's all about money in their pocket.

We can only try to protect ourselves the best that we can. We all must educate ourselves and make our own lifestyle decisions that will give us the best chance of minimizing contact to potentially harmful substances.

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Yes exactly. As far as common chemicals, I only want to add non stick cooking pans and new homes that give off a variety of fumes from the carpet, paint, and glue that holds together the particle board.
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Yes exactly. As far as common chemicals, I only want to add non stick cooking pans and new homes that give off a variety of fumes from the carpet, paint, and glue that holds together the particle board.
Absolutely!!!
When an ad for an apartment proudly claims that the carpets are new or that they just painted or that it's been recently renovated, i pass without a second thought.
I spent many years of my childhood in an extremely toxic home ... the off-gassing of every thing you mentioned plus was so noxious.
I can still remember that funky smell.
As a child i didn't know what it was but i knew it wasn't o.k..
I have no doubt that my health was compromised and that my extreme sensitivity to chemicals is, in part, due to that early experience.
Many pictures of me when i was still a child indicate that my system was toxic, most noticeably dark circles and puffy eyes (kidney and liver issues).
I also remember when i was a child walking behind a little truck thingy that was spraying the trees along side the road and i'm fairly certain it was DDT.
So yes .... beware of new homes!!!
Unless they were built with an eco-friendly consciousness, there's a good chance that one or more things in it are off-gassing and will continue to do so for a very long time.
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