Bisphenol-A (BPA) Disinformation

April 2, 2012, by Ken Jorgustin

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Guest post: by ‘Otter Walks’

Bisphenol-A (BPA) another Alphabet System Anti-Survival: FDA Government/cy-op disinformation

This all came with a walk in the woods. A discarded boxed wine container was just off the path so I picked it up… Darn litter Bugs! That was the here and now reaction my mind-set ego registered… So picking it up with the intent of taking it for recycle, I carried it back. Arriving at my host’s house, I began addressing the wine box and pulled apart the cardboard for recycle. It was then clear that there was more to this discarded find than the original frustration experienced.

After pulling apart the cardboard box within was a lightweight, compactable canteen. It has a tap/spout which when submersed and held open, can be rinsed and cleaned if necessary. You can refill it with water, and it weights zip compared with any other system when weighing the pros and cons regarding just how much space you have, and the weight of your overall survival kit put together for the run. If you have a small vial of bleach or other ‘drop in and wait’ pellets, you can go without the weight of water and down the line finding a water source to make use of it. You may have heard the old adage; “A pint’s a pound the world around.” It adds up quickly when you have to carry your all-inclusive survival pack system.

Then the FDA and EPA came out with their decision regarding corporate/industrial manufacturing of the petrol-chemical/pharmacological compounds effects on humanity…

BPA in plastics, including aluminum laminate veneer, (Mylar) and other industrial products, compounds, and solvents came into focus regarding the full spectrum. What had seemed a reuse system that was genius with regard to survival concepts weighing the value of the all-encompassing potentialities, doubtless they end up in the trash. Unless there is a real Bug-Out-run, which has been given much forethought, contents and weight are paramount concerns.

The EPA has renounced a petition to ban the endocrine-disrupting chemical that was invented over 100 years ago. We have addressed this previously, awaiting the FDA decision on its use.

The manufacture of hard plastic WATER BOTTLES and the interior linings of canned food are using massive amounts of epoxy containing BPA. “Studies conducted over the past 20 years now show it to be not only a ubiquitous pollutant in the human body – it contaminates nearly 93% of the population…” It is also “a potent developmental toxin at very low doses.”

Early puberty, breast cancer, prostate effects, and behavioral issues emanate from early-life exposures. BPA is linked to heart disease, diabetes, and liver toxicity. Pregnant women, infants and our children are proven most vulnerable.

The FDA will not act to ban the use of BPA despite a 1982 Government assessment study.

http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/htdocs/LT_rpts/tr215.pdf

BPA was invented in 1891. By the 30’s, scientists found another artificial estrogen so it did not go to market as another synthetic chemical, DES, was found to have effectually higher estrogenic properties.

http://www.jstor.org/pss/82191

The 1940’s and 50’s brought forth the use of BPA in plastics. The chemical industry created hard plastic designated polycarbonate and began its use of epoxy resins to use for the interior linings of metal food containers, essentially negating the metal and presenting a plastic storage system of which toxicity continues to this day!

The industry has found risks relating to exposures linked to reproductive cancers in girls due to its properties confirmed years later. This building block of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy has according to Environmental Canada (the Canadian equivalent of the EPA); found that by 2006, 4 billion kilograms (4.4 million tons) had been globally manufactured. The U.S. produced in the United States 1.1 million tons in 2007.

Baby bottles, canteens, microwave ovenware, eating utensils, printer inks, all leach into our bodies as it is an unstable polymer with fat binding (lipophillic) aspects especially when heated. Repeated dishwasher cleaning and heating by microwave and stovetop have shown ever increasing leaching. Baby bottles added to the storage of infant formulas create an even more potent toxicity when used. The use of glass at least cuts down on the modern convenience’s presence. Do you want to gamble with your child’s health?

Now add this to your systems usage with regard to survival systems. Yes, light weight, but is it worth the price if it does not help you and your children to survive? Adding the need to be healed when those systems may not exist.

  • The FDA and EWG (Environmental Working Group) have found the only change in data that has occurred in BPA polymers since 2007 tests is that there have been increases and industry wide additions to its use coupled with higher concentrations!
  • Studies of human breast cancer cells show BPA concentrations have developed highly aggressive tumors. (Dairkee, 2008)
  • March 13,1996 1st FDA assessment of Americans’ exposures to BPA
  • March 1997 Studies show BPA toxic levels in people including low-level exposure to BPA harms the prostate with more than 100 publications linking BPA to sexual developmental disorders and illnesses.
  • May 1999 BPA leaching from baby bottles…

http://www.greenerchoices.org/pdf/Baby alert – New findings about plastics May 99.pdf

  • October 1999 University of Missouri report in Journal “Nature” links concerns regarding early puberty and BPA exposure in girls. [Nature study of early puberty]
  • From 2003-2006, Sciences International assesses BPA low dose toxicity…

http://cerhr.niehs.nih.gov/chemicals/bisphenol/bisphenol-eval.html

  • 2007 Industry BPA science has revealed the Agency fired the contractor after Sciences International found that in reviewing BPA toxicity for the government, Corporate clients including Dow Chemical and BASF; major manufacturers of BPA where being used… [SI ties to BPA industry]
  • 2007 Congress investigates government conflict of interest…

http://oversight.house.gov/story.asp?ID=1191

  • 2007 Recent data demonstrates that early exposure to BPA causes abnormalities in mammary tissue development that are observable even during gestation and into adulthood. (Vandenberg,2007;2008).
  • Two new studies indicate that BPA inhibits use efficacy of common chemotherapy agents in their use. Recent data further shows healthy human breast cells begin to conduct as cancer cells. (Goodson, 2011)
  • The L.A. Times and Chicago Tribune say the FDA will not ban the use of BPA!
  • This despite Austria having informed the European Union and members (Feb. 7th 2011) it intended to go beyond European legislation to go beyond the BPA ban in pacifiers.
  • Denmark; February 2010 restricted BPA-bsed food contact, referring to its Government Agency as justification. The ban has been in place since July 1st 2010.
  • France: June 2010 Parliament froze sale of BPA-based polycarbonate based on the French Authority for Food Safety. (ANSES) The ban enacted January 1st 2011…

http://www.breastcancerfund.org/clear-science/chemicals-glossary/bisphenol-a.html

  • Six pounds of BPA are produced for every American per year!

http://www.saferstates.com/toxics_in_our_lives

  • Minnesota and Connecticut became the first states to pass legislation banning the chemical-2010…
    Vermont and Washington state passed similar yet more aggressive legislation banning BPA in sports bottles, reusable food and beverage containers. (2010) Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, and Wisconsin banned BPA in cups and baby bottles.
  • Still, the FDA says BPA levels in American products are safe!!! This despite FDA acknowledgement that recent studies demonstrate a correlation between BPA exposure and health complications.
  • “Eventually Congress is going to have to act and find a national solution”, says Sager-Rosenthal.

http://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/Time-Ban-BPA.html

 

In wrapping this up… If the SHTF, you have to do the best you can, when you can.

For now keep yourself healthy, if it comes down you need to be in the best possible physical shape. Or have a clan with a good healer…

Otter Walks on Two Feet… Survive-All…