Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Conservatives selling bisphenol A product?

every now and again i like to take a look at each of the national party's websites. while on the conservative website i checked out their online "swag" shop.   during my random browsing i noticed that they were selling a product that looks very much like an polycarbonate water bottles (nalgene bottles) that were pulled by sporting good chain mountain equipment co-op and recently cited as a health risk by conservative ministers tony clement and john baird.  so heck why beat around the bush... in the press release from these two ministers:

"health canada's screening assessment of bisphenol A primarily focused on its impacts of newborns and infants up to 18 months of age; however, health risks for canadians of all ages were considered in the screening."

the question that now remains:  

"are the conservatives selling a product which they are aiming to ban due to health concerns?"


At 8:57 p.m. , Blogger wilson said...

It will be banned in infant bottles (and toddler cups ???).

At 3:01 a.m. , Blogger Red Tory said...

Maybe that explains why so many of their supporters are retarded. They've been chugging their Kool-Aid® from bottles that leech toxins.

At 2:09 p.m. , Blogger Cinky said...

While I think Mr. Tory's post merits laughter, the tests are still pretty inconclusive as to whether or not BPA affects adult humans. But it's crazy to think that all this time we have been exposed to BPA but until this recent spur in interest over it, it was brushed under the rug. Our lives are consumed by BPA. It is in fillings in our teeth, it lines the metal in our canned foods, and in our plastic food containers. It is scary to know that BPA is found in most baby bottles and sippy cups. There are many new companies coming out with BPA free bottles though. As far as plastic drinking bottles for adults go, Camelbak has always been BPA free and Nalgene and REI are coming out with BPA-free lines, too.While a few tests on lab rats do not merit overturning an entire industry, I do think that it is better to be safe than sorry.


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