Wednesday, July 23, 2008

JUNK PSA #4: Toxic Chemistry

As JUNK roars towards the half way mark, another reminder of what this voyage is all about: drawing public attention to some of the ecological and human health impacts associated with plastic. Like Bisphenol A in baby bottles and toys

Heres Marcus chatting about BPA from the middle of the Pacific Ocean:



Continued thanks to our generous communications sponsors - Long Beach Marine Electronics, OCENS Inc., and Explorer Satellite for making these videos possible.

In April, Canada became the first country to ban baby bottles containing BPA. Will the US follow suit?

22 comments:

ebullientdreamz said...

IT IS A GREAT IDEA TO BLOG ABOUT THIS TOPIC AND ENHANCE THE AWARENESS OF THE HAZARDS OF USING PLASTIC TO OUR ENVIRONMENT. GOOD POST !

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Rabbi Lars Shalom said...

groovy

Ed T. said...

Wow, I'm going to try and buy stuff that's not plastic,... Or at least buy recycled plastics. Great blog, thanks for your work!

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Stargazer said...

Hi, this is really a great idea!

Rap said...

BPA is also in canned foods, such as Wolfgang Puck soups, I have the email stating that. Also SB 1713, which will ban it is in the CA Legislature now.

Anonymous said...

Has there been any research on the link between the chemicals found in plastics and the recent rise in children diagnosed with Autism? The time would coincide with the increase of each. I am truly enjoying your blog, keep up the great work. You guys are an inspiration.
Dawn P

danny said...

Cool blog:)

ashtastic said...

yeah, plastic is not that fantastic.
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The Binocular said...

appreciate your effort for such awareness... thanx.. its informative...

ForTheGreaterGreen said...

Great stuff! Love the blog

Tom said...

First, thank you. I appreciate this specific info and the related links. Recycle code 2, good. Recycle 5, good. Recyclce code 7 (2+5), bad.

Second, is that a polycarbanate five gallon water bottle you're using for your message in a bottle, bottle?

SkatBoarder22 said...

Great Job way to let people know what is happening to Earth! Check out my blog and leave me a comment. thanks!

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

I found this blog on 'blogs of note' and now I can see why it's there. You have some amazing things and pictures here. Well done!

Danjer047 said...

I watched a story about this on the news. The reporter was kind of stupid though. She said, in a very serious tone, "Well, if your boat works, then aren't you afraid that they're going to start making all of the world's boats out of plastic bottles." And the guy just looked at her very strangely smiled and said no... I agree that this is a great blog!

John said...

It's great that you are raising awareness of this issue. We only have one Earth. Peace!

Diane said...

kudos to you guys. I'll be following your progress. Goodluck!

Oc Wifey said...

I heard about a island by Hawaii that call garbage island it is twice the size of Texas! Thanks for the informative post!

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Jeanne Gallagher said...

Aloha guys.....

Think and talk about you every day and send a prayer to you each night. Always look forward to seeing your faces and hearing your voices via YouTube. I'm so proud to know both of you.

Encountered any Kohola yet? If you do, please say hello for me.

My love is sent to you on fragrant winds.

Jeanne

Gene said...

didn't you get the memo? the FDA declared Bisphenol-A safe.

http://consumerist.com/5037772/fda-declares-bisphenol-a-safe

"the trace amounts of bisphenol A that leach out of food containers are not a threat to infants or adults."