Insight: Science for hire – Trial over plastic exposes disclosure deficit

NEW YORK (Reuters) – By 2012, Eastman Chemical seemed to be perfectly positioned when it came to producing plastic for drinking bottles. Concerns about a widely used chemical called bisphenol A (BPA) had become so great that Walmart stopped selling plastic baby bottles and children’s sippy cups made with it and consumer groups were clamoring for regulators to ban it. Medical societies were warning that BPA’s similarity to estrogens could disrupt the human hormone system and pose health risks, es

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