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I strongly suspect that this is just one of many such chemicals we have allowed into our food chain. BPA is another. It is estrogenic and is found in plastic containers for soft drinks and in the lining of canned goods, among other places. In aquatic systems contaminated with BPA there is a high incidence of male sexual deformity in frogs.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Jan 22nd, 2013 at 03:43:22 PM EST
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BPA has come up on the radar over here too.

Bisphenol A - Sweden

From March 2011 it is prohibited to manufacture babybottles containing bisphenol A and from July 2011 they can not be bought in stores. On 12 April 2012, the Swedish government announced that Sweden will ban the endocrine disruptor Bisphenol A (BPA) in cans containing food for children under the age of three.[245]

Sweden's finest (and perhaps only) collaborative, leftist e-newspaper Synapze.se
by A swedish kind of death on Tue Jan 22nd, 2013 at 05:52:32 PM EST
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EU Directive from a year ago.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Jan 23rd, 2013 at 01:54:25 AM EST
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