Of mice and men

What’s the difference between mice and men?

The difference, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), is that people metabolize (when taken in tolerable dosage)and excrete bisphenol-A far more quickly than rodents.

The EFSA released an update today and reaffirmed that people are safe from the levels of BPA exposure which may be present in food through its use in certain food contact materials such as baby bottles and cans.

“The conclusions of the Panel are that after exposure to BPA the human body rapidly metabolizes and eliminates the substance. This represents an important metabolic difference compared with rats. EFSA will continue to monitor closely scientific findings regarding BPA and any related health effects.”

This information gave me an idea for a greener rodenticide. Just let the pesky rats gnaw on baby bottles and cans…

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