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BPA, behind closed doors

(article, Culinate staff)

So the plastics industry, instead of embracing alternatives to bisphenol A for its products, has apparently decided to damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead. 

As the nonprofit Environmental Working Group recently reported, plastics manufacturers recently got together and decided that the key to keeping BPA on the market was to convince women (they do the shopping anyway, right?) that BPA was safe:

bq. Their "holy grail" spokesperson would be a "pregnant young mother who would be willing to speak around the country about the benefits of BPA."

As the EWG noted, "But who? What young mother will agree to tout a product that dozens of scientific studies have shown causes permanent damage to an embryo?"