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BridgeTheGap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:58 PM
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Four New Reasons to Avoid Bisphenol A
Check your plastic water bottle and cut down your canned-food consumption: The chemical bisphenol A, better known as BPA, may be even more pervasive and dangerous than scientists thought. Science News reports on several new studies that point to further harmful health effects. Heres a rundown of the findings:

Pregnant mice exposed to BPA suffered an irreversible change in one of the master regulatory genes of fertility, suggesting the same may happen to humans.

Rat hearts exposed to BPA along with estrogen were more prone to life-threatening arrhythmia, pointing to an elevated danger for premenopausal women.

A study of Harvard undergraduates found that students drinking out of polycarbonate bottles showed a much more immediate rise in BPA than expected.

http://www.utne.com/Environment/Four-New-Reasons-to-Avo...
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Gman2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:11 PM
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1. That is what is killing me.
I have heart failure and arrythmia. I got it cuz Bush lied for years obout it. They give chem, mfgs. five years to report any negaqtive findings. They are fucking ghouls. Then, no dis. No welfare. No healthcare. No compassion. No shit.
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:36 PM
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8. I am convinced that the "estrogen mimickers" found in things like
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 04:38 PM by truedelphi
Some plastics and other oil refinerey end products can contamiante our endocrine systems to the point that we become obese.

But now the health care "reformers' want us to clean up our habits. But even with cleaning up their bad habits, people are still sick. (Most Americans do not live on a steady diet of butter nad red meat as our people did forty yuears ago.)

But the health statistics show us we are in trouble. So, if it is industry that is really at the base of so many health complaints, shouldn't we demnd that industry cleanup its bad habits first?

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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:38 PM
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2. k/r
Set the rec counter back to "0". Unbelievable that people want to unrec legitimate health care information.

#1 . speaking of "ghouls" ... Not that far away from where you sit I'm afraid.
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:00 PM
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3. I think that certain DU'ers names are on a master list
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 02:01 PM by truedelphi
And that perhaps automatically, eight unrec's go in after they post a topic. Any topic.
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Celebration Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:43 PM
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4. Scary
Big safety issue............sperm counts, etc.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:53 PM
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5. #3 and #7 are the plastic bottles to avoid.
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BadgerKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:52 PM
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6. Avoid #3, #6, and (some) #7. (link)
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:17 PM
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7. Hmm, could it be, could it really be, that the regulatory agencies ARE BACK?
:applause:
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