News Who You Gonna Believe?
posted by August 9 at 13:54 PMon
Last week a group of independent scientists writing in a peer-reviewed journal said that a chemical used in making plastic bottles—baby bottles, water bottles—poses a significant threat to human health. But yesterday a government-appointed panel says it ain’t so, and that the chemical—bisphenol A—is safe and there’s nothing to worry about. Drink up, kids!
That contrasts with the group of scientists, chosen for their expertise on bisphenol A, who last week concluded that a wide range of health problems caused by small doses of the chemical in lab animals “is a great cause for concern with regard to the potential for similar adverse effects in humans.”
In 95 percent of people tested, bisphenol A is detected at levels that could be harmful, the scientists said.
When experts disagree, it’s hard for people to know what to do.
Because, really, who you gonna believe? Independent scientists with some expertise writing for a peer-reviewed journal? Or scientists appointed by our government—you know, the same government that has been manipulating, burying, and fabricating evidence about global warming, air quality, sexual health, and on and on, for the last six years?