In an article published by the broadcasting service Cape and Islands NPR Station, science editor Heather Goldstone contends that the public health issues surrounding plastics require action irrespective of continuing uncertainties. She reports on the work of Patricia Hunt, professor at Washington State University, U.S., who found plastic leaching bisphenol A (BPA) to cause reproductive problems in animals. In the article, Hunt compares the concerns raised by plastic contamination to climate change. She asserts that while there continue to be significant uncertainties, the science on the health effects of plastics is solid enough to warrant “a serious conversation about how to address it”.

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Heather Goldstone (July 14, 2014). “What Plastic Baby Bottles and Climate Change Have in CommonCape and Islands NPR Station.