Posts Tagged "Bisphenol A"

Soaring BPA Levels Found in People Who Eat Canned Foods

Posted on Dec 7, 2011 in Health & Wellness, Health Optimization

Eating canned food every day may raise the levels of the compound bisphenol A (BPA) in a person’s urine more than previously suspected, a new study suggests. People who ate a serving of canned soup every day for five days had BPA levels of 20.8 micrograms per liter of urine, whereas people who instead ate fresh soup had levels of 1.1 micrograms per liter, according to the study. BPA is found in many canned foods — it is a byproduct of the chemicals used to prevent corrosion. When the researchers looked at the rise in BPA levels seen in the average participant who ate canned soup...

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U.S. regulators pressed to speed up BPA decision

Posted on Jan 20, 2010 in Uncategorized

JoAnne Allen WASHINGTON Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:33pm ESTWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should immediately ban the use of the chemical bisphenol A in food and beverage containers, a U.S. environmental health advocacy group urged on Thursday. The nonprofit Environmental Working Group renewed a call for regulators to curb the use of bisphenol A, or BPA, citing a new study suggesting the widely used chemical poses a health risk. The FDA is considering whether any action needs to be taken. Asked about the group’s letter, an FDA spokesperson said that an...

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Connecticut Attorney General Says 6 Companies Agree to Remove Bisphenol-A From Baby Bottles

Posted on Apr 11, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Thursday, March 05, 2009 Attorney general says six companies have agreed to stop manufacturing baby bottles that contain Bisphenol-A, a chemical some studies suggest may be harmful to infants. Attorneys general from Connecticut, Delaware and New Jersey sent letters last October to 11 companies, asking them to stop using the chemical. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says Avent, Disney First Years, Gerber, Dr. Brown, Playtex and Evenflow have agreed to the request. Blumenthal says the companies stopped manufacturing bottles with BPA a couple of weeks ago. On Wednesday,...

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Study: Bisphenol A, used in plastic, lingers in body

Posted on Feb 12, 2009 in Cancer

By Susanne Rust and Meg Kissinger • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • January 28, 2009 A study being released today finds that bisphenol A, a chemical widely used to make plastic and suspected of causing cancer, stays in the body much longer than previously thought. The findings are significant because the longer the chemical lingers in the body, the greater chance it has of doing harm, scientists say. Researchers from the University of Rochester in New York also say the chemical may get into the body from sources such as plastic water pipes or dust from carbonless paper and not only from food...

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