You know me. I’m usually willing to jump on the antiadditives bandwagon. For some reason the recent plastics scare hasn’t caused any undo stress.
I keep the nalgenes on hand like always.

Today Elizabeth M. Whelan is president of the American Council on Science and Health (, has a column up on the recent scare.

Scientists largely remain mute while the risks are being hyped and science distorted. Reporters typically don’t call experts who won’t give the desired scare quote – while officials at the FDA and CSPC have to worry about backlash from their political masters.

2 thoughts on “Plastics

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