Maine Gov. Paul LePage On BPA: Worst Case Is Some Women May Have Little Beards

Maine Governor Paul LePage has no problem with BPA, a chemical that is released from plastic bottles when they’re microwaved. In fact, he’s quoted as saying “if you take a plastic bottle and put it in the microwave and you heat it up, it gives off a chemical similar to estrogen. So the worst case is some women may have little beards.”

Via The Huffington Post;

LePage last week said he’s not seen enough science to support a ban on bisphenol-A. A 2008 law to keep it out of consumer products is likely to be debated again.

LePage is quoted in the Bangor Daily News as saying that all he’s heard is that “if you take a plastic bottle and put it in the microwave and you heat it up, it gives off a chemical similar to estrogen. So the worst case is some women may have little beards.”

Mike Belliveau of the Environmental Health Strategy Center said the comment “displays shocking ignorance for the science and a callous disregard for children’s health.”

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