The Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Plastics

Tl;dr: Get glass containers for everything you can.

What I don’t like about this reporting is how they lump plastics in with tobacco. By comparing plastics to tobacco Mother Jones can cast plastic manufacturers as big and evil just by establishing how bad tobacco companies are.1

I’m skeptical of plastics and have glass containers for food storage and drinking water. If the case for plastics leeching estrogen and other chemicals into your food is strong then there’s no need to compare it to tobacco and lung cancer.


  1. I think this is known as a false analogy. It’s like when people say “just like Hitler!”