The Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Plastics | Mother Jones

Each night at dinnertime, a familiar ritual played out in Michael Green’s home: He’d slide a stainless steel sippy cup across the table to his two-year-old daughter, Juliette, and she’d howl for the pink plastic one. Often, Green gave in. But he had a nagging feeling. As an environmental-health advocate, he had fought to rid sippy cups and baby bottles of the common plastic additive bisphenol A (BPA), which mimics the hormone estrogen and has been linked to a long list of serious health problems. Juliette’s sippy cup was made from a new generation of BPA-free plastics, but Green, who runs the Oakland, California-based Center for Environmental Health, had come across research suggesting some of these contained synthetic estrogens, too.

via The Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Plastics | Mother Jones.

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2 comments

  1. ianscyberspace · March 4, 2014

    I’m cautious about anything packaged in plastic and hate plastic cups and bottles.

    • susanai · March 6, 2014

      Ian, I remember watching a documentary on this very thing in the nineties. Things have not progressed very much have they!

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