"We are conducting a vast toxicological experiment in which our children and our children's children are the experimental subjects."
Dr. Herbert Needleman in The Disappearing Male, an extraordinary documentary shown on the Canada's CBC network. It graphically presents what we have been talking about for years on TreeHugger: the effects of "gender bender" chemicals like BPA and phthalates.
It not only blames the chemicals for increased genital deformities, low sperm count, sperm abnormalities and testicular cancer, but also claims that fewer boys are being born.
You can watch the whole thing on Youtube but the quality is far better on this stream from the CBC. Very scary stuff. Via Green Daily
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FDA Says BPA Is Safe For Babies
Bisphenol A: How Wal-Mart Became the New FDA
Quotes of the Day: Opinions on the FDA Declaring BPA Safe
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Nalgene Dumps Bisphenol A Like Hot Potato :
Possible Effects of BPA
More Bad News About Bisphenol A: It Interferes with Chemotherapy Treatments
Yet Another Bisphenol A Pile-on: Linked to Heart Disease, Diabetes and Liver Problems
New Study: BPA May Make You Stupid and Depressed
Sources of BPA:
Bisphenol A Is In Your Tomato Sauce
Bisphenol A Could Be In Your Teeth
BPA Danger may be greater from Tin Cans than Water Bottles
Polycarbonate Water bottles
Canada Calls Bisphenol A "Dangerous"
Time to Pack In the Polycarbonates
Bottled Water - Lifting the Lid :
MEC Nixes Nalgenes
On Phthalates in TreeHugger:
Do Babies Exposed to Phthalates Have Smaller Penises?
Congress Will Do USEPA's Job: Reduce Childhood Exposure to Phthalates in Toys
Ask Treehugger: What Is An Endocrine Distruptor?
Are Boys Disappearing Because of Gender Bender Chemicals?