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Thu, Mar 6, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

BPA-Free Plastics Linked to Adverse Human Health Effects


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A new investigation by Mother Jones magazine finds that plastics free of the controversial additive bisphenol-A (BPA) may actually be more harmful to humans than those containing it. Meanwhile, scientists continue to debate what doses of the chemical are harmful. We'll discuss the latest news on the controversy over plastics, and why the plastics industry has fought hard protect these chemical additives from regulation.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Justin Teeguarden, senior research scientist in exposure science & toxicology at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program
  • Mariah Blake, reporter for Mother Jones
  • Meg Schwarzman, research scientist at the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at UC Berkeley; and associate Director of the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry

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