First chocolate is good for us. Then it’s bad for us. Then it’s good for us. Thus is the fickle nature of scientific research, selection bias, statistical errors, and the idiotic news media.
First BPA is bad for us. Now, research says it has no effect on us. So, we begin the cycle.
The gist of the article is that the exposure to BPA (bisphenol A) in plastic bottles is so low that it won’t mimic estrogen and affect the human body. The research was funded by the EPA. Although the ban of BPA in baby bottles and infant cups is still in effect, it’s still used in other products like bottles and soda cans. I never knew that aluminum cans had any plastic in them, so that’s news to me. But a bunch of health and food safety organizations have reduced their take on the risk of BPA.
Frankly, either way, it doesn’t bother me. Everything has something bad to it. We’re all exposed to various things like radon, radio waves, and all sorts of chemicals. It’s the nature of a modern society. First world problems, right? Generations before us dealt with worse and lived to ripe old ages. We have the advantage of better health care. We should probably be spending more of our time figuring out how we’re going to keep up population growth and feed the world.
Population growth. Whether or not I’m successful, I’m happy to participate in that cause.