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on Banning BPA
it seems to me that if we are to be asked to vote for a ban on something proported to be unsafe, the most important ingredient in our decision should be evidence of its danger. other than the FDAs somewhat weak concern, what is the scientific evidence for its toxicity, and how good is that evidence?
next, i would want to know the cost, if any, of banning BPA. if the cost is next to nothing, ie there is a readily available economically equivalent alternative, even a very weak concern may warrent its ban; but if there is a real cost to the alternative, we should require fairly robust evidence.
posted 3 years, 3 months ago
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