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Jun 30, 2010 08:08 PM

Pizza boxes and water bottles are fattening

"A top environmental group has sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over its failure to regulate bisphenol A, a ubiquitous chemical linked to reproductive harm, cancer and obesity in studies."

"First developed as a synthetic form of estrogen in the 1930s and later transformed into a plastic used in food containers, bisphenol ... exposure in humans occurs when the substance leaches out of everyday plastics, such as the coatings on pizza boxes or in reusable water bottles"

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  1. Damn if I didn't drink so much bottled water, I wouldn't be so fat....stupid water

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    1. re: chris2269

      Somewhere, Lewis Black is giggling.

    2. After a defeat earlier this week in California, the Assembly just passed a bill minutes ago to ban BPA in items designed for kids. Here's a press release.