Sunday, May 18, 2008

Thanks for Nothing, Big Brother

See, this kind of thing is why I don't inherently trust government safety/regulatory/health agencies:

FDA defends BPA

Why is the burden to prove the substance is NOT safe, instead of the other way around? These things are leaching into our kids. Many studies show they, at very low level exposure to tiny people, are disrupting hormones, affecting development, fertility, etc, and then there's just the chemical poison side of things. And yet the FDA comes out with a statement at this time of media coverage of BPA specifically to defend BPA... yeah, poor lil BPA.

What about the BABIES? ("Please, won't someone think of the children!?!") But seriously, shouldn't that be our first priority? Why is it still safe until proven guilty, while babies (small and therefore more easily affected, and still developing) are left to bear the burden?

We stayed away from BPA for a long time already but I know a lot of people just learned about it recently... well, see how the FDA reacted to the news? Yeah, there ya go.


Brynn's Mama said...

Everything is safe, Leanne! Vaccines, mercury, plastic, pesticide, formula, water; you name it. We're just over-reacting, obviously.

Leanne said...

Hee hee; that made me chuckle.