Studies funded by chemical companies find chemicals aren’t harmful. Whew!
Magpie draws our attention to the relevant passage in this story by Marla Cone on the mounting evidence that Bisphenol A — a chemical ubiquitous in plastics and food packaging — may be harmful to humans at very low doses, which, wouldn’t you know, virtually every human gets.
In their study, vom Saal and Hughes suggest an explanation for conflicting results of studies: 100 percent of the 11 funded by chemical companies found no risk, while 90 percent of the 104 government-funded, nonindustry studies reported harmful effects.
(Via Kevin Drum)