How Industry and Feds Suppressed Evidence That Plastics Harm Hormones

"Since the 1990s, a vast body of research has linked BPA and other chemicals found in plastics to serious health problems, ranging from cancer to infertility. But the industry—often using tactics pioneered by Big Tobacco as it sought to bury evidence about the health risks of smoking—has managed to shield these substances from federal regulation. How did Big Plastic bring regulators to heel?" ... The timeline of: "A history of regulatory capture."

Nina Liss-Schultz and Mariah Blake report for Mother Jones March 3, 2014.

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"The Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Plastics" (Mother Jones)
 

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