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    If you are having or have infants you can order Bisphenol-A free feeding bottles on the net. More evidence is coming to light of the harmful effects of this plastic which passes through almost every persons body because of its widespread use as a food container. What have the so-called Green Party or the Minister for health done to remove or even investigate the potentially harmful plastics and tonnes of dutch produced flouridic acids that are in our food and water supplies?

    The Great Beyond: Low levels of bisphenol-A damage sperm

    More evidence has emerged that danger-chemical-du-jour bisphenol-A causes reproductive problems for human males.

    Pressure is growing on regulators to clamp down on ‘BPA’, but human studies on its impact on health are relatively few and far between. Canada recently became the first country to declare BPA ‘toxic’.

    De-Kun Li, an epidemiologist at Kaiser Permanente’s Division of Research in Oakland, California, says that while his new work may not provide enough evidence to ban BPA, consumers should now consider taking steps to limit their exposure.

    Earlier this year, another team found a “preliminary association” between BPA and DNA damage in sperm, adding to previous evidence from animal studies that linked the chemical to fertility problems.

    Writing in Fertility and Sterility, Li’s team say they have now obtained “the first piece of epidemiologic evidence” showing BPA impacts on human semen quality. Their study of 514 factory workers in China found that those with a detectable level of the chemical in their urine had an increased risk of lower semen quality than their non-exposed contemporaries.

    “When you see this kind of association with semen you have to wonder what else BPA has an effect on,” says Li. As a precautionary principle, he adds, “Everybody should avoid BPA as much as you can.”
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    Bisphenol-A now linked to male infertility - Telegraph
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    Do any Green Party members on this forum have a take on this. Should I really be sending letters in to the Dept of health? The last time I sent a letter into the government was in this case where i had to wait 9 months for a reply from the government on matters relating to the flooding last year.

    http://www.politics.ie/environment/1...n-learned.html

    Listen guys support DDI Direct Democracy Ireland

    Get down to the meetings, this is the only way we will change the system.

    The retarded protests by the bearded union heads and the zombie army of the old people protecting their pensions which will occur later on this year wont change nothing. Get down to one meeting even, please.
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    EU bans food-contact chemical from baby bottles


    EU bans food-contact chemical from baby bottles.

    The European Union said its decision last week to outlaw the use of Bisphenol A, or BPA, in the products has the backing of a majority of EU governments.

    Manufacture of polycarbonate baby feeding bottles containing BPA will stop from March 2011, while their import and sale will be banned from June.

    Some countries have already prohibited the use of the controversial chemical in baby bottles, and last month Canada became the first country to go one step further and declare it toxic.

    BPA is suspected of causing abnormalities in aquatic animals and of having a detrimental effect on human male fertility, and research suggests that it can be ingested when it leaches into food and drink from containers. However, experts remain divided over the alleged dangers.
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    ..the Irish nation can become other than white, by privileging the voices of the racialised and subverting state immigration but also integration policies. Ronit Lentin

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