Detoxifying anti-BPA hype

The chemical Bisphenol-A, or BPA, found in plastic has been blamed for a variety of health problems recently, but are these concerns justified? Dr. Patrick Michaels of the Cato Institute says no and here explains why: “Bisphenol-A, which is used to line cans to protect food is the chemical currently blamed for all things bad: cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and probably flatulence! It binds to estrogen receptors for a few hours; its action is similar to isoflavones, natural chemicals found in great abundance in soybeans. So if you want to outlaw Bisphenol-A, you might as well outlaw the world’s greatest source of protein!”

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About the Author: David Rothbard

David Rothbard

David Rothbard is co-founder and President of CFACT.