Eating fresh, local and organic might not be sufficient to avoid Bisphenol A and Phthalates

Buying Local and Organic? You’re Still Eating Plastic Chemicals

Eating fresh, local and organic might not be sufficient to avoid Bisphenol A (BPA) and PhthalatesA team led by Sheela Sathyanarayana of University of Washington’s Seattle Children’s Research Institute performed a “dietary intervention” on two sets of five local families… …using urine tests to establish baseline BPA and phthalate levels for each group… ”

The lesson is that you can try to reduce exposure, but there are unknown sources of phthalates that could be very large lurking in the food chain. ”

These results add to a weight of evidence that should push the FDA to take action on the role of plastic conditioners in food processing and packaging. ”

Read Buying Local and Organic? You’re Still Eating Plastic Chemicals, MotherJones, MAR. 4, 2013.

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