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Trust me! I found it on the Internet!

By Michael Fumento

It may be true that everything is on the Internet, but good researchers have to beware. Here's a nice example. For a piece I'm writing on the plastic hardening chemical BPA I wanted to find out how much is produced annually in this country. Here's what the top hits produced:

1. Sep 16, 2008 ... BPA has been cited as a component of plastic baby bottles. Over 2.2 million tons is produced each year and resides in the majority of people ...
www.injuryboard.com/.../study-confirms-human-health---bpa-plastic-link.aspx?... –

2. BPA Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Jan 13, 2010 ... Manufacturers have used BPA for years to make plastics and resins. More than six millions tons of the chemical are produced each year and ...
www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/01/bpa_study.html - Cached -

3. Bisphenol-A In Plastic Packaging & Products Is Highly Dangerous

US - Many studies have concluded that exposure to Bisphenol A can be fatal, ... There are approximately 2-3 million tonnes of it produced each year for use ...
www.blatantnews.com/.../bisphenol_a_in_plastic_packaging_and_products_is_highly_dangerous.html - Cached -

4. Numbers: Plastics, From Manufacturing to Recycling to Long Death ...

Oct 21, 2009 ... Four million tons of BPA are produced each year. A National Toxicology Program report (PDF) released last fall said there was “some concern” ...
discovermagazine.com/.../21-numbers-plastics-manufacturing-recycling-death-landfill - Cached

So when they say it causes heart disease or "is highly dangerous" just how accurate is that?

(I think I'd better pick up the phone and call somebody!)

January 21, 2010 10:06 AM  ·  Media