Today show slams plastic bottles
The Today show tackled the bisphenol A safety issue this morning with a report that encouraged viewers to avoid polycarbonate bottles. What was really surprising, though, is that after the news portion of the report, which was balanced, Matt Lauer interviewed Dr. Leo Trasande from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine's Center for Children's Health and the Environment, who urged viewers to not to use PVC, polystyrene or polycarbonate containers. The message was very clear when the show posted a big graphic that said "Do not use" with the recycling symbols for those resins. What PS and PVC have to do with BPA (basically nothing) was not explained. The BPA safety issue continues to generate headlines, which must mean consumer awareness is growing. I think it's only a matter of weeks before we start seeing more cities and states try to ban polycarbonate water containers.
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