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Additional posts incorporated in or used as references in primary articles

Primary articles Results of Proof-of-concept study indicate that hsCRP may be valid indicator of Bisphenol A contamination, but finds that ubiquitous co-confounding factors may invalidate most dietary interventions Significant changes necessary in order for dietary intervention studies to be causal and replicable Supplementary/ reference articles How food processing adds plastic-derived chemical contamination How does the […]

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Accounting for unknown interactions of co-coexisting factors that confounded causality conclusions in two studies

Dietary interventions as now conducted are incapable of rendering valid causal conclusions about specific substances, compounds, or chemicals. This is because the near-infinite variations in foods produce unknown and unknowable co-contamination errors that are further confounded by preparation inconsistencies. This can be illustrated by comparing two recent dietary intervention studies — one studying Plastic-Derived Chemicals […]

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Recent dietary interventions for BPA/Phthalates

Rudel, R.A., Gray, J.M., Engel, C.L., Rawsthorne, T.W., Dodson, R.E., Ackerman, J.M., Rizzo, J., Nudelman, J.L., and Brody, J.G. 2011. Food packaging and Bisphenol A and Bis(2-Ethyhexyl) Phthalate exposure: Findings from a dietary intervention. Environmental Health Perspectives 119(7): 914-920.  Sathyanarayana, S., Alcedo, G., Saelens, B.E., Zhou, C., Dills, R.L., Yu, J., and Lanphear, B. 2013. […]

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How Does the Food Chain Get Contaminated with Plastic-Derived Chemicals (PDCs)?

BPA & phthalates (and other plasticizers) migrate, leach, and flake from plastics BPA & phthalates migrate, leach and flake off of plastics primarily because they are not chemically bound to the plastic. It’s important to understand that any specific plastic is a mixture of one or more polymers along with a variety of additives like […]

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The NOVA classification

The NOVA classification, originally proposed in 2010, has been widely adopted to define a range of food preparation categories: Unprocessed or minimally processed foods Processed culinary ingredients Processed foods Ultra-processed foods From: The UN Decade of Nutrition, the NOVA food classification and the trouble with ultra-processing:  The NOVA classification, outlined above, groups foods according to […]

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Trust Glass, Not Plastic

You can trust glass, but you can’t trust plastic for water bottles, dishes or other uses. While a small percentage are safe, no reliable guide exists, thus damning all plastics that contacts anything you put in your body. “BPA free” no guarantee Significantly, most plastics that claim to be “BPA Free” just have different types […]

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