Posts Tagged ‘BPA’

Political Science: BPA and the FDA

The FDA will soon release its latest findings on the plastic-strengthening chemical, bisphenol A (BPA).  As I’ve written before, BPA’s supposed health risks have been highly publicized to the benefit of both businessmen and politicians—so much to their benefit, in fact, that it would be hard to...
January 7th, 2010 | Culture, Domestic Policy, Politics, Science | Read More

Regulating Rumors: The BPA-Free Kids Act

Senator Charles Schumer cares a lot about the milk your children drink- why else would he want to make sure you to buy only the most expensive baby bottles and sippy cups on the market? I’ve written before (here and here) about the BPA controversies – now, thanks to Senator Schumer,...
November 24th, 2009 | Culture, Domestic Policy, Family Issues, Other, Politics, Science | Read More

No On David Michaels: A Chance to End the Sale of Science

When scientific evidence becomes a commodity, it is cheapened and easily misused, making it difficult for anyone to sort life-saving facts from fiction.  Remember this story about the “scientifically based” scare tactics used to market Bisphenol A -free plastics?  Thanks to the efforts...
September 8th, 2009 | Domestic Policy, Other, Politics | Read More

BPA: One less thing to worry about

Fear sells.  No one knows this better than advertisers, whose aggressive marketing content is unconsciously absorbed by millions of consumers who don’t – or can’t – think critically about what advertisers tell them. That’s why it’s such a shame when advertisers and...
July 27th, 2009 | Creation Care, Culture, Family Issues, Other | Read More