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Top ten ways humanity is being murdered in the name of 'evidence-based science' (#8 Plastics)

Thursday, April 04, 2013
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: plastics, BPA, hormone disruptors

(NaturalNews) Plastics have long been heralded as a "scientific" breakthrough, and in many ways, plastics really are amazing materials. For cars, prosthetics, computers and industrial uses, plastics offer enormous advantages over other materials.

But when it comes to health and food, plastics are devastatingly dangerous. Many plastics release bisphenol-A (BPA), a powerful hormone disruptor that's responsible for "feminizing" males, spurring the growth of so-called "man boobs" and reducing sperm viability.

Plastics are ubiquitous in the food supply, and many consumers (astonishingly) microwave their foods in plastic! This releases dangerous plastics chemicals right into the food, all while destroying the nutritional value of food.

While plastics can be safely used to hold dry foods at room temperature, if they are carrying liquids or being used as containers to heat foods, they often leach BPA and other chemicals right into the food. BPA has been found to alter brain function, not just body hormone expression.

Levels of BPA in your blood rise 1200% after eating canned soup, reports the Harvard School of Public Health. And the worst part of all is that BPA replacement chemicals such as BPS have been found to be twenty times more toxic than BPA.

So if you're drinking out of plastic or heating foods out of plastic, you're harming yourself in the name of "evidence-based science," because it's scientists who came up with all these plastics and insisted they were harmless.

In the world of plastics, by the way, the safest plastics compounds for holding liquids and food are HDPE (high-density polyethelyne) and P.P. (polypropylene). P.E. is found in so-called "PET" containers (polyethylene terephthalate), which according to most sources does not leach any chemicals whatsoever into the food or beverage.

Here's a good overview of which plastics are safe to use with food or beverages:

This is article #8 in our "murdered by science" special report. Click here to continue with #9.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose descendents include Africans and American Indians. He self-identifies as being of American Indian heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.

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