The precautionary principle is anti-scientific: one should not behave as if speculation is anything more than speculation. Claiming that, for example, a product might pose a health risk does not mean that a product does pose a health risk; to behave as if the claim were true before thoroughly testing the claim (or having some legitimate reason for making an inference from some other similar and proven claim) is ridiculous.

And so it is with BPA and canned food.

There are lots of things that will injure you before BPA in cans will, so please, let’s behave accordingly.

-JD Cross