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BPA free is irrelevant to most plastics

 

dreamstime s 22741553The hysteria over BPA and greenwashing about BPA free is getting absurd.  

The criteria for exposure studies is not unanimous.

It's as ridiculous as touting your Scotch as having no agave residue. The greenwashing sin here is irrelevance.  The number of BPA free claims in the last 3 years is up literally over 2500% because it is so easy.

The essensce of the fine art of greenwashing is doing exactly what you have always done and touting it as "green".  Like putting a nice fresh coat of paint on the outhouse.

We just wrote the 29th letter certifying our plastic films do not contain bisphenol A, or BPA for short. 

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Eternal water touts their "biobottle" as BPA free and 100% recyclable - a shameless marketing spin which takes advantage of the public's lack of information.  Why stop there ?  Let's tell the public more truths.  Our fair trade BPA free plastic containers are gluten-free, trans fat free, no cholesterol and were developed without animal testing. 

If the conclusive incontrovertible harmful threshholds ( not just for endocrine disruption ) for BPA accumulations exist, I haven't found them.  One can make a case for either side of the issue.  The NRDC wants a ban, the National Institue of Health has "some concern" while the EPA says BPA does not pose a health concern. 

Either way the only polymers which incorporate BPA as a monomer which is mostly transformed in a chemical reaction are poly vinyl chloride ( PVC ) or polycarbonate ( PC ) or epoxy.  These applications account for about 95% of the 8 billion pounds of BPA used worldwide annually. BPA laden cash register reciepts

We are exposed daily to dermal contact with BPA in thermal paper ( cash register reciepts ) but are apparently unconcerned.

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Comments

Thanks for the information I have heard a lot about bpa free water bottles in Seattle lately and appreciate others opinions.
Posted @ Monday, November 12, 2012 5:11 PM by Nick
Interesting read! Thank you for the great information! Nice share!
Posted @ Thursday, June 20, 2013 7:58 AM by plastic injection moulding NSW
next time you're in the store, check out how many products emphasize what an item is NOT and does NOT contain instead of what it is. We need a new word - maybe Zen marketing ?
Posted @ Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:52 PM by Joel Longstreth
I think your statement "lack of information" is misleading at best. The information exists and is readily available. It is the lack of effort on the part of the lazy public that accounts for its own lack of knowledge. This same lack of effort in regards to knowledge is the very reason were stuck with the two main political parties each driving our country into the ground at a alarming rates. If people would take accountability for their own lives we would be much better off, but the system feeds and rewards stupidity and cluelessness in return for another 2/4/6 (take your pick) years in office.
Posted @ Thursday, February 06, 2014 12:46 AM by David
This is most valuable information about BPA and it is the time to go green and eco-friendly environment.
Posted @ Friday, February 21, 2014 6:03 AM by Thermal Paper Direct
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