April 27, 2008
Will Blunders Never Cease?

More of the Pigmy Presidentís legacy:

Despite more than 100 published studies by government scientists and university laboratories that have raised health concerns about a chemical compound that is central to the multibillion-dollar plastics industry, the Food and Drug Administration has deemed it safe largely because of two studies, both funded by an industry trade group.

The agency says it has relied on research backed by the American Plastics Council because it had input on its design, monitored its progress and reviewed the raw data.

The compound, bisphenol A (BPA), has been linked to breast and prostate cancer, behavioral disorders and reproductive health problems in laboratory animals.


Posted by Jerome Doolittle at April 27, 2008 03:42 PM
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Hey, who would really know more about plastics than the plastics industry? Jeez!

Posted by: spiiderweb on April 27, 2008 6:51 PM

It wasn't a blunder from the Resident's point of view. It was just the free market working the way it should. Once enough people's kids came down with cancer, the market would have driven the manufacturer out of business with no interference from the nanny state. Too bad about the kids, sure, but hey, no broken eggs, no omelets.

Posted by: Red Tide on April 27, 2008 8:56 PM
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