Don't expect this to be the last word on the issue, but the latest study on bisphenol A safety suggests that people don't accumulate enough of the chemical to cause harm. The Wall Street Journal editorialized on the study yesterday. The research was led by Justin Teeguarden at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and published in the journal Toxicological Studies -- and funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. According to the WSJ report, subjects were fed a BPA-rich diet for 24 hours, then their blood and urine was monitored for traces of the chemical. "The results of the study, which was duplicated in two separate government labs, may not change the fate of BPA in the court of public opinion," the newspaper editorialized. "Lost amid the hysteria were the benefits of BPA, including the fact that it helped to eliminate botulism in canned food. Where does a chemical go to get its reputation back?"
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Where can BPA go to get its reputation back?
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