Baby Bottle BPA Bye Bye

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Today’s heartening public health news from WebMD:

The top six makers of baby bottles in the U.S. have agreed
to stop using the polycarbonate plastic chemical bisphenol
A
(BPA) in their bottles…

The FDA is studying bisphenol A, but hasn’t issued any warnings about BPA in
baby bottles or other consumer products.

But the National Toxicology Program issued a
report
last year that includes “some concern” about BPA’s possible
effects on the brain, prostate gland, and on behavior in fetuses, infants, and
children, and “minimal concern” for effects on the mammary gland and an
earlier age for female puberty in fetuses, infants, and children.

Read MoJo‘s Plastic Panic investigation for a primer on BPA.

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

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Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

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Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

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