Bisphenol A has reached a new level of public awareness -- the funny papers. BPA got a prominent mention in the Cathy comic strip today. The strip features a Father's Day angle -- Cathy's dad is giving her advice: "...Always lock your doors," he says, "but first check your home's mold levels, radon levels, lead levels, and the mercury content of the fish in your freezer..." When Cathy's mom offers him a bottle of water, he panics: "Not if the plastic bottle contains BPA!!" It's all further proof that BPA is becoming a front-burner issue, at least for the environmentally aware sector of the public. A year ago, I never would have imagined BPA being an issue with enough public recognition that it could be featured in a Sunday comic strip. Thanks to the alert reader who sent me a link to this one.
Plastics in the comics again
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