strategy being devised to protect use of bpa

strategy being devised to protect use of bpafrom washington post: Manufacturers of cans for beverages and foods and some of their biggest customers, including Coca-Cola, are trying to devise a public relations and lobbying strategy to block government bans of a controversial chemical used in the linings of metal cans and lids.

from wikipedia: Global production of bisphenol A in 2003 was estimated to be over 2 million metric tonnes. In the U.S., it is manufactured by Bayer MaterialScience, Dow Chemical Company, General Electric, Hexion Specialty Chemicals, and Sunoco Chemicals. In 2004, these companies produced just over 1 million t of bisphenol A, up from just 7,260 t in 1991. In 2003, annual U.S. consumption was 856,000 t, 72% of which was used to make polycarbonate plastic and 21% going into epoxy resins.

update: california senate approves ban on bpa in plastics

One response to “strategy being devised to protect use of bpa”

  1. reflux the chemist Avatar

    You pieces of manure, PROTECT THE USE OF BPA! Damn man, I am struggling under the hefty weight of cataclysmic nonsense. These assholes have no shame… I am loving this site as well, thanks for all you do James!

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