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Bottles, Cans and BPA...BEWARE! (VIDEO)

jsonline.com | 12/21/09

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Here's a simple principle for good eating: "If it comes in a box, bag, bottle, or can it's automatically suspect. The only safe place in the supermarket is the produce department."

The subject of BPA - a plastic used in virtually all cans and bottles - comes up from time to time and then is quieted down.

Here's what you need to know about it and why it's so hard to get the straight story.

A textbook case of food industry manipulation of science and regulation.

BPA is a plastic that's used extensively in food packaging.

For one thing, it lines the inside of every can sold in America. It's an endocrine disrupter implicated in breast and prostate cancer and is particularly dangerous for small children and developing fetuses.

This video is the story of how information about the dangers of BPA has been continually suppressed by its manufacturers (including General Electric) with the help of corrupt scientists, politicians and government officials.

 

 

Want to watch the full 40-minute report on this startling subject?  Check out the original story done by Milwaulkee Sentinel reporters at:

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/expose/2009/02/303-index.html

And to read the series from the Sentinel, go here:

http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/34405049.html

 



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A MUST SEE DOCUMENTARY - AIRED ON CBC
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) October 2, 2009

The Disappearing Male

"We are conducting a vast toxicological experiment in which our children and our children's children are the experimental subjects." Dr. Herbert Needleman.

The Disappearing Male is about one of the most important, and least publicized, issues facing the human species: the toxic threat to the male reproductive system.

The last few decades have seen steady and dramatic increases in the incidence of boys and young men suffering from genital deformities, low sperm count, sperm abnormalities and testicular cancer.

At the same time, boys are now far more at risk of suffering from ADHD, autism, Tourette's syndrome, cerebral palsy, and dyslexia.

The Disappearing Male takes a close and disturbing look at what many doctors and researchers now suspect are responsible for many of these problems: a class of common chemicals that are ubiquitous in our world.

Found in everything from shampoo, sunglasses, meat and dairy products, carpet, cosmetics and baby bottles, they are called "hormone mimicking" or "endocrine disrupting" chemicals and they may be starting to damage the most basic building blocks of human development.


http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/doczone/2008/disappearingmale/

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Very interesting, but unfortunately I tried to watch the show at http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/Shows/Doc_Zone/ID=1233750780 and it says it won't stream to viewers outside of Canada. Dang. Looks intriguing.

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Thanks for letting me know Jeff.
I've sent them a note to see why that would be the case.

I will keep you posted. I guarantee, this is one excellent broadcast, so I will continue to try and figure out another way to share this.

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Thanks for letting me know Jeff.
I've sent them a note to see why that would be the case.

I will keep you posted. I guarantee, this is one excellent broadcast, so I will continue to try and figure out another way to share this.

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Hello Jeff,

Problem solved. The CBC has it posted on YouTube in 5 parts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjYn-HwDQns

Regards,
Diane.

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Hm, when I click it says "This video is not available." ??

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I'm rather disappointed with the response from CBC. Even the YouTube site won't allow downloads / copies. If I find a way to share this with you, I will forward the link. In the meantime, see the CBC email response below. My guess is you won't be able to view the links.

Oh well, I tried, and believe me, this was well worth the trouble.

Cheers
Diane
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I'm sorry but our business contracts specify that we can only stream inside Canada. There is always hope that the film will be purchased by an American broadcaster.

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I sent this link to a friend in the U.S. who said it does work.

http://www.archive.org/details/TheDisappearingMale-CBC

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Thanks, look forward to watching this when I get a chance.

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Yes, that link works! Thank you for working so hard to find a link we can view here in the U.S.

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Thanks Gail for letting me know. Please do share this. It's quite an eye opener.

Regards
Diane.

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