Trust me! I found it on the Internet!

January 21, 2010  ·  Michael Fumento  ·  Weblog

It may be true that everything is on the Internet, but good researchers have to beware. Here's a nice example. For a piece I'm writing on the plastic hardening chemical BPA I wanted to find out how much is produced annually in this country. Here's what the top hits produced:

  1. Sep 16, 2008 ... BPA has been cited as a component of plastic baby bottles. Over 2.2 million tons is produced each year and resides in the majority of people ... –
  2. BPA Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Jan 13, 2010 ... Manufacturers have used BPA for years to make plastics and resins.** More than six millions tons of the chemical are produced each year** and ... - Cached -

  1. Bisphenol-A In Plastic Packaging & Products Is Highly Dangerous

US - Many studies have concluded that exposure to Bisphenol A can be fatal, ... There are approximately 2-3 million tonnes of it produced each year for use ... - Cached -

  1. Numbers: Plastics, From Manufacturing to Recycling to Long Death ...

Oct 21, 2009 ... Four million tons of BPA are produced each year. A National Toxicology Program report (PDF) released last fall said there was “some concern” ... - Cached

So when they say it causes heart disease or "is highly dangerous" just how accurate is that?

(I think I'd better pick up the phone and call somebody!)