Update on the WHO panel that looked at BPA toxicity – BPA does not accumulate in the body and no public health measures are appropriate at this time.
The Montreal Gazette reported that the executive director of Environmental Defence non-profit environmental organization stated “We already knew that BPA passes through the body but the fact that studies still show it present in nine out of 10 people means that it is getting in just as fast, and doing damage while it is there.”
As stated, this statement is false because the fact that it is present does not mean that it is doing damage while it is there. It would have been better to have ended the statement without that last phrase. I think we have become so accustomed to hearing this type of statement that we often don’t question the scientific validity. If the speaker believes there is evidence to support that statement, he should give it – not tack it onto the end of another statement implying that the first part makes the second part true.