Analysis: BPA fears are fueled by public relations campaign

04/5/2011 | Warning Signs blog

The campaign to portray bisphenol A as a threat to human health is the product of a "massive public relations effort," writes Alan Caruba. He cites an article published last month in the National Review that describes how studies are used to lead people into thinking that "one part per billion" of BPA traces in humans is dangerous. "Labeling a chemical 'toxic' or a 'contaminant' is meaningless. Toxicity is a question of degree; exposure is different from effect," according to the article by Jon Entine.

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