FDA lying about the dangers of BPA (Bisphenol A) has far reaching consequences to everyone’s health. This IS contributing to the epidemic of ill health in our country; read on!!
This nonsense that the FDA is ignoring the dangers of BPA is very serious. It is the easiest way to teach everyone about epigenetics and why we have methylation issues so rampant in our population. When you realize that virtually overnight Autism became an epidemic and there is a genetic component to it, most people cannot put this together, if something is genetic is should take multiple generations to develop, it would seem.
That is the power of understanding EPI genetics means above genetics and the BEST study of this is BPA by Randy Jirtle PhD at Duke and his Agouti mice. Remember overnight they all became YELLOW, OBESE, and DIABETIC! Sounds like the US population. This was from the exposure to BPA that any child gets when the baby bottle (hard plastic) is warmed in the microwave.
That makes BPA very dangerous, as this is a genetic change that is permanent, so that ALL of the mice offspring are obese and diabetic and have yellow fur UNTIL treated with effective METHYLATING NUTRIENTS like Folic Acid, B12, TMG and MSM. This is why I use Beyond B12 or HRT and BioEn’R-G’y C (with MSM and TMG). Remember that Methylsulfonyl Methane and Trimethyl Glycine are important methylators too.
But, I am convinced that Epigenetic changes have occurred and that BPA is one serious risk. and here we have FDA ignoring the documented studies by Jirtle on Agouti mice. /Go and GOOGLE on those names so you know we must get FDA to back down.
Garry F. Gordon MD,DO,MD(H)
President, Gordon Research Institutehttp://www.gordonresearch.com
FDA Slammed for Calling BPA Safe
In a highly critical report, a panel of scientists from government and academia said when the FDA completed a draft risk assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) last month, they did not take into consideration numerous studies that have linked the chemical to prostate cancer, diabetes and other health problems. The scientists took the FDA to task for basing its safety decision on three industry-funded studies.The report was written by a subcommittee panel of the FDA's outside science board, experts who advise the FDA on complex issues. The panel concluded that the FDA’s margin of safety is “inadequate.”The panel said the FDA also didn’t use enough infant formula samples and didn’t adequately account for variations among the samples.Studies the FDA did not consider when making their assessment suggest that BPA could pose harm to children at levels at least 10 times lower than the amount the agency called safe. Another government agency, the National Toxicology Program, concluded that there is "some concern" that BPA alters development of the brain, prostate and behavior in children and fetuses.
Sources:•USA Today October 29, 2008http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/22/fda-slammed-for-calling-bpa-safe.aspx