New study: BPA now found in the air we breathe.

by Nick
(Montreal)

I just finished reading this very disturbing article at the Environmental Health News website.

Until now, our concerns about BPA have been confined largely to how much of it gets into our bodies when we drink or eat from BPA-laden bottles, cans or containers.

But according to the study described in this article, we are all absorbing BPA with every breath we take. Small particles of BPA plastic are entering our lungs every day.

Here is how the article begins:

"Add air to the growing list of places where bisphenol A (BPA) is found, say a pair of Japanese researchers who have measured and reported levels of the chemical in the world's atmosphere. They discovered BPA in air samples from all over the world at widely varied levels – from almost nothing in remote areas near the poles to 10,000 times that in India and other heavily populated regions of Asia."

It will be interesting to see how the chemical industry responds to this study. Until now, the chemical industry lobby has been claiming that the levels of BPA which enter our bodies as a result of drinking and eating from plastic containers, and eating food from cans lined with plastic which contains BPA, are too low to be of any concern.

Dozens of studies point to the fact that they are wrong about that. But putting that aside for a moment, how are they going to react to the fact that you, me, our neighbors and children, and everyone else in the world, is breathing in BPA each time we take a breath?

It's not only time for these companies, organizations and lobbyists to stop trying to bury this issue. It's also time to take fast and direct action to get BPA out of all plastics.

Read the full article here...

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