I have about 8 or 10 chigger bites that are a tremendous itching problem for me right now, and don’t start lecturing me about using DEET on my bod.
Category Archives: Bisphenol A (BPA)
A study that is being reported in hundreds of media around the world simultaneously (that is the first clue of science by press release) claims that pregnant women exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemicals in detergents, solvents and pesticides have a much greater risk of giving birth to boys with hypospadias. This is junkscience on steroids. Continue reading
Those of us, of a certain age, remember the post-World War II promise of Science. Splitting the atom would bring us virtually unlimited cheap electrical power; antibiotics and vaccine technology (a la Salk/Sabin) would eliminate the scourge of infectious disease; and elucidation of the structure of DNA would lead to a cancer cure.
Thanks to the swirling controversy, you might get the impression that little is really known about exposure to BPA. Continue reading
EFSA’s comprehensive re-evaluation of bisphenol A (BPA) exposure and toxicity concludes that BPA poses no health risk to consumers of any age group (including unborn children, infants and adolescents) at current exposure levels. Exposure from the diet or from a combination of sources (diet, dust, cosmetics and thermal paper) is considerably under the safe level (the “tolerable daily intake” or TDI). Continue reading
In 2008 I wrote a piece for Heartland on the silly endocrine disruptor claims of some greenie junk researchers. Since then I kept track of the BPA hucksters and scaremongers.
A new BPA claims that exposure to realistic levels of BPA during pregnancy increases “biochemical markers for oxidative stress,” which are “associated with insulin resistance and inflammation, which are risk factors for diabetes and other metabolic disorders as well as cardiovascular disease.” Continue reading