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BPA - Controversy Study


       It is clear that the plastics industry fought to protect their product knowing full well that it carried potential danger to public health. One can not say for certain that they had full knowledge of the potential adverse effects, but it is clear that they attempted, and for years succeeded, at stifling any investigation. After evidence had been presented against BPA the plastics industry attempted to squelch the debate before it ever began by questioning the scientific validity of their opponents. As time progressed, the evidence supporting the claim that BPA had significant effects on human health became too great and the FDA was forced to step in. At this point official studies are underway, but it is likely only a matter of time before BPA faces some sort of regulation.


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