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Europe's ocean depths and seafloor found littered with trash


"What you see is what you get" doesn't apply to how we view the ocean. The only litter one can observe is what's on the surface. Unfortunately, the ocean's surface covers a vast underwater topography at great depths that rivals the earth's surface.

BPA-free: Replacing one nasty chemical for another


Bisphenol-A (BPA), the famous synthetic chemical compound most of us have been scared away from using, now has competition. We've all heard the term, and by now, many know to avoid this widely used hormone disrupter that mimics estrogen and has been linked to serious health challenges. From water bottles to plastic wrap, we're all on the BPA-free bandwagon. But is replacing one nasty chemical for another really changing anything? And, is there such a thing as safe plastic?

Top ten ways humanity is being murdered in the name of 'evidence-based science' (#8 Plastics)


Plastics have long been heralded as a "scientific" breakthrough, and in many ways, plastics really are amazing materials. For cars, prosthetics, computers and industrial uses, plastics offer enormous advantages over other materials.
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Plastic invasion The consequences of convenience on the human body

By Kit Stolz 07/05/2012

A revolutionary change overtook America beginning in the l960s, and it’s one that had nothing to do with the usual suspects — long hair, war, sex or rock and roll.

It was an environmental change, but American pop culture noticed it long before mainstream science and medicine awoke to its consequences.

A movie put it to us as succinctly as possible. In The Graduate, a naive, confused college grad, representing his generation, was given advice from a businessman named McGuire.