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(Mother Jones)   Those BPA-Free products you've been using? Turns out they contain more Synthetic Estrogen than BPA, and the Plastics Industry has developed the testing methods the EPA uses that intentionally don't detect it because: Free Market   (motherjones.com) divider line 12
    More: Scary, BPA, EPA, free markets, idea, Environmental Health Perspectives, Michael Green, estrogens, big tobacco  
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2014-03-07 02:35:58 PM  
2 votes:

FnkyTwn: Just because Big Business has corrupted the government, doesn't mean that the government is bad.


dgt1.net
2014-03-07 02:09:19 PM  
2 votes:
I follow the Ethiopian model of never drinking more than what will fit in your two cupped hands. Coffee is a real biatch, though.
2014-03-07 01:29:32 PM  
2 votes:
That third ovary was starting to tickle, so this makes perfect sense.
2014-03-07 01:22:20 PM  
2 votes:
Good thing I covered the inside of all my drink holders with a thin coating of delicious lead. At least I know what I'm doing to myself.
2014-03-08 12:51:21 AM  
1 votes:
nexxus 2014-03-07 05:35:11 PM
nexxus 2014-03-07 05:37:47 PM
nexxus 2014-03-07 05:39:45 PM
nexxus 2014-03-07 05:41:01 PM
nexxus 2014-03-07 05:48:40 PM
nexxus 2014-03-07 05:49:48 PM
nexxus 2014-03-07 05:51:51 PM


Merciful Baby Jesus on a rocket ship to Pluto, man, you're overdoing it.
2014-03-07 03:16:48 PM  
1 votes:
I knew those uppity Whole Foods hippies with the pretentious BPA-Free plastic bottles would get their comeuppance some day...
2014-03-07 03:10:56 PM  
1 votes:
Yes, neXXus, we get your point. Government = automatically bad.

Evidently there are no such things as industry lobbyists.

And since government = business on your planet, it can have a monopoly.

Why do you hate business?
2014-03-07 03:07:44 PM  
1 votes:

TheShavingofOccam123: you left out the Pacific gyre

I guess there's five major oceanic gyres now. Disposable isn't what it used to be.



Can't we just nuke the gyres? It would vaporize all that crap so it would no longer be harmful to anything.
2014-03-07 02:25:21 PM  
1 votes:
This is why I have been quietly replacing my family's DNA with lab rat DNA. That way, I know all the products that are EPA tested will be safe for us.
2014-03-07 02:22:09 PM  
1 votes:

nexxus: Ridiculous headline.  This kind of thing happens precisely _because_ we don't have a free market.

Without the EPA and others sanctioning bad behavior (e.g. the use of toxic shiat, inadequate testing, manipulated standards), a toxic/nasty chemical in a product would land the manufacturer in court the second the it hit the market (or the second someone could argue they were damaged) and eventually there'd be no more harmful chemicals in products.

We'd also have consumers that were a lot smarter.  They'd do their own research on things rather than blindly trust that because their overseers approved it, it must be okay.

/DNRTFA


Cool! A "Caveat Emptor" Libertarian! That approach is a totally winner in China, by the way. Sorry about your dog. And everything else.

amptoons.com
2014-03-07 02:17:19 PM  
1 votes:
Sure I'm passing the occasional tumors and menstrus through my urethra but on the upside, my tits are fuller and perkier than ever!
2014-03-07 02:10:57 PM  
1 votes:
Ridiculous headline.  This kind of thing happens precisely _because_ we don't have a free market.

Without the EPA and others sanctioning bad behavior (e.g. the use of toxic shiat, inadequate testing, manipulated standards), a toxic/nasty chemical in a product would land the manufacturer in court the second the it hit the market (or the second someone could argue they were damaged) and eventually there'd be no more harmful chemicals in products.

We'd also have consumers that were a lot smarter.  They'd do their own research on things rather than blindly trust that because their overseers approved it, it must be okay.

/DNRTFA
 
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