October 24, 2008 at 1:20 pm #29444
-Of course everyone is welcome to read it. I skimmed the article and got the gist, not very surprising.
FDA Conspired with Chemical Industry to Declare Bisphenol-A Harmless
by Mike Adams
(NaturalNews) The FDA has been caught red-handed conspiring with the chemical industry to conclude that Bisphenol-A, the plastics chemical, is harmless to human health. As revealed by the Environmental Working Group (see below), the FDA based its evaluation of BPA on a report authored by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), a trade group that represents chemical companies and plastics manufacturers.
The FDA’s evaluation concluded that BPA was perfectly safe for consumers of any age, including infants. This conclusion stands in direct opposition to the Canadian government, which declared BPA to be a toxic chemical on Oct. 18 and moved towards banning the chemical in baby bottles.
Even the U.S. National Institutes of Health says BPA may be dangerous, admitting it is concerned about BPA’s “effects on development of the prostate gland and brain and for behavioral effects in fetuses, infants and children.”
How the FDA conspires with industry
The FDA, however, has never met a corporate-sponsored chemical it didn’t like. Thanks to industry pressure, the FDA has once again stepped to the tune of private industry while betraying the safety of the American consumer. This decision on BPA is the latest example of why the FDA has become an enormous threat to the health and safety of the American people.
Two days ago, NaturalNews reported the FDA’s masterminding of an extortion racket that targets small health supplement companies and threatens their owners with imprisonment if they don’t pay huge sums of money to FDA contractors (http://www.naturalnews.com/024567.html).
It is now clear to most independent observers that the FDA is operating a criminal protect racket that seeks to multiply the profits of drug companies and chemical companies while betraying the health and safety of the American people. FDA decision boards are routinely stacked with “experts” who are on the take from the corporations impacted by their decisions, and even while the FDA is giving the big thumbs up to deadly pharmaceuticals and cancer-causing chemicals, it is targeting health supplement companies with threats so severe they would be considered criminal if uttered by anyone else.
Thanks to the FDA, it remains illegal in the United States to even link to a scientific study on the health benefits of cherries if you happen to sell cherries. Telling the truth about anti-cancer herbs can land you in prison, and placing a customer testimonial on your health product website can earn you a visit from FDA agents accompanied by armed SWAT-style assault teams (http://www.naturalnews.com/021791.html).
The FDA, it seems, has turned reality upside down and is now telling us that all the poisons are safe while all the natural substances are dangerous. Consider this:
According to the FDA:
Aspartame is perfectly safe, but stevia is too dangerous to use in foods
Vioxx is perfectly safe, but cherries are too dangerous to treat arthritis pain
Chemotherapy is safe enough for everyone, but anti-cancer herbs might poison you
Vaccines are so safe that we should inject all our teenage girls with them, but Vitamin D has no biological benefit whatsoever and has no effect on preventing infections
Bisphenol-A is safe enough for babies to drink, but human breast milk is dangerous and outlawed from being sold
The FDA: Harming babies for profit
The number of babies that have been harmed or killed by the FDA is beyond accounting. This agency, through its outright abandonment of its duty to protect the People, has established itself as the single most dangerous organization operating on U.S. soil, far exceeding the harm posed by criminal gangs, white-collar criminals or even terrorist cells.
In the United States today, bankers who steal the People’s money go free. Politicians who steal the People’s vote stay in power. And regulatory agencies that steal the People’s health are given yet more money by Congress. Is there no justice left in America? Is there no agency remaining that’s willing to arrest the criminals who work for the United States government? When did the People surrender their freedoms to the jackals in Washington?
“Fascism should more properly be called corporatism, since it is the merger of state and corporate power.” –Benito Mussolini
“Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone.” — Thomas Jefferson
“A truth’s initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed. It wasn’t the world being round that agitated people, but that the world wasn’t flat. When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” — Dresden James.
What follows is the original press release written by the Environmental Working Group (www.EWG.org)
Chemical Industry Wrote FDA’s Glowing Assessment of BPA; Chemical Lobby Admits Involvement in Drafting Agency’s Position
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported today that internal documents from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) show that an agency task force assessment of the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) “was written largely by the plastics industry and others with a financial stake in the controversial chemical.”
The newspaper reported that the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the Washington-based trade group that represents the $664 billion U.S. chemical industry, commissioned a review of all studies of the neurotoxicity of bisphenol-A and submitted it to the FDA. The FDA then used that report as the foundation for its evaluation of the chemical on neural and behavioral development.
An FDA assessment made public last August asserted that BPA, a synthetic estrogen and component of polycarbonate and epoxy resin plastics, is safe for use in consumer products, including baby bottles and infant formula containers.
“This latest revelation makes clear that no matter who is in the White House come January, he has to rebuild the FDA,” said Environmental Working Group (EWG) President Ken Cook. “An agency that once epitomized independent, impartial expertise in the service of public health has degenerated to a disgraced stenographer for the chemical and plastics industry.”
The FDA’s stance conflicts with the position of National Institutes of Health’s National Toxicology Program, which last month concluded that people are being exposed to BPA at levels which raise “some concern” for “effects on development of the prostate gland and brain and for behavioral effects in fetuses, infants and children.”
On Oct. 18, the Canadian government, differing sharply with FDA’s position on BPA brain toxicity, declared BPA a toxin, a first step in its efforts to restrict its use in baby bottles and formula.
The Journal Sentinel quoted ACC spokeswoman Tiffany Harrington as confirming ACC’s involvement in drafting the agency’s position: “We are a stakeholder just like anyone else,” Harrington said. “It’s part of the process.”
Earlier this month the Journal Sentinel disclosed that University of Michigan toxicologist Martin Philbert, Ph.D., chair of a key science advisory panel guiding the FDA’s continuing review of BPA’s potential health risks, failed to disclose to the agency a $5 million gift from Charles Gelman, the retired head of Gelman Sciences, a medical device manufacturing company which used BPA in its products, to the university Risk Science Center which Philbert directs.
The FDA has said it will review Philbert’s actions. But it has rebuffed calls by EWG and other groups to halt a meeting scheduled for Oct. 31 until a top-down investigation of this matter is concluded. At that meeting, Philbert is expected to make recommendations to the FDA Science Board on the safety of BPA in baby bottles, formula cans and other food packaging.
EWG is a nonprofit research organization based in Washington, DC that uses the power of information to protect human health and the environment.October 24, 2008 at 5:53 pm #29445
i think it is PRETTY bad..
if you ever smell a capacitor burn out on a motherboard with it’s surrounding plastic and silicon, I think that sick sweet smell has everything to do with BPA…
it’s like guaranteed gender deformation
shrink’s the penis, makes women brittleOctober 25, 2008 at 1:20 am #29447
The FDA has been in the pocket of pharmaceutical industries and
chemical industries for years, so I’m not surprised. Very few
agencies actually do good for the health of the public.
Aside: For instance, fluoride is not added to tap water
to prevent tooth decay–it is added because it is a
waste by-product of the aluminum industry, and
provides a convenient way to get rid of their waste!
Since Alzheimer’s disease is a relatively new disease and
since Alzheimer’s patients have a build-up of aluminum in
the brain, one has to speculate if there is a connection.
We are being assaulted by toxic industrial chemicals
from these corrupt groups and it sickens me (pun intended).
I won’t be surprised if they try to add BPA to the food
supply–claiming it acts as a preservative or something.
That’s the next step in the insanity.
SOctober 25, 2008 at 10:27 pm #29449
Wakefield, 18 October 2008 – Canadian Government Declares Bisphenol A Toxic! – Canada has become the first country in the world to designate bisphenol A (BPA) toxic to human health and the environment. By adding BPA to the Toxic Substances List (Schedule 1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, the Government can now take concrete action against BPA, and has announced that it ”will immediately proceed with drafting regulations to prohibit the importation, sale and advertising of polycarbonate baby bottles that contain bisphenol A (BPA). The Government will also take action to limit the amount of bisphenol A that is being released into the environment.” With this announcement, the Government included a regulatory plan in which it is banning the use of BPA in baby bottles and setting limits on its use in canned baby food. For more information, check out the following resources: — The official Notice of the Government’s Final Screening Assessment of BPA was published in the Canada Gazette today (there is a 60 day comment period on the Assessment and the associated Regulatory Plan): Click here. — Final Screening Assessment Report and Regulatory Plan: Click here. — Lots more excellent information on BPA and this decision can be found on the Toxic Nation website of the Canadian environment group Environmental Defence: http://www.toxicnation.ca/. This is a wonderful first step in the right direction. The next logical step is to recognize the potential for health risks not just to babies, but to humans of all ages, as the research on BPA is increasingly indicatingNovember 1, 2008 at 7:13 pm #29451
i thought flouride was a byproduct of nuclear reactions, that it’s nuclear waste. does it come from aluminum too?November 1, 2008 at 8:42 pm #29453
Watch this short video . . .November 3, 2008 at 10:52 am #29455
Thanks for the video. i didn’t watch the whole thing, i watched part one and about half of part two. what do you use to brush your teeth?November 5, 2008 at 7:10 pm #29457
To be honest, I haven’t researched toothpastes fully,
although the one I use is, in fact, fluoride-free.
I use “Therabrite Plus” toothpaste (found in Meijer and Walgreens)
or online at http://www.drkatz.com. It’s part of the “Therabreath line”
designed to provide more effective breath control than other
toothpastes and mouthwashes on the market. This was the main
reason I picked this one, but the fact it’s fluoride-free is
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