Posts Tagged "BPA"

Industrial Chemicals Lurking In Your Bloodstream

Posted on Jan 31, 2010 in Uncategorized

Rebecca Ruiz, 01.21.10, 04:00 PM EST Everyone has heard about BPA. How many other potentially nasty chemicals may be in your body?   Concern is heating up over whether common industrial chemicals found in plastics and other consumer goods could be harming our kids. The Food and Drug Administration made headlines when it said last week that it would review the safety of Bisphenol A, an industrial chemical commonly used in plastic bottles and food containers. It is worried that the chemical might have subtle but deleterious effects on the neurological and reproductive development of kids. For...

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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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Study Supports Connection Between BPA and Heart Disease

Posted on Jan 19, 2010 in Uncategorized

January 13, 2010   By Rachel Ehrenberg, Science A previously reported link between exposure to the plastics chemical bisphenol A and heart disease stands, reports a new study published online January 12 in PLoS ONE.   Added to previous work, the finding provides a third prong of evidence implicating the chemical in cardiovascular and metabolic problems, notes Richard Stahlhut of the Center for Reproductive Epidemiology at the University of Rochester in New York. “It’s becoming a coherent picture that really does fit together,” says Stahlhut, who was not involved in the research. “If these...

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Concern Over Canned Foods

Posted on Jan 2, 2010 in Uncategorized

Our tests find wide range of Bisphenol A in soups, juice, and more The chemical Bisphenol A, which has been used for years in clear plastic bottles and food-can liners, has been restricted in Canada and some U.S. states and municipalities because of potential health effects. The Food and Drug Administration will soon decide what it considers a safe level of exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA), which some studies have linked to reproductive abnormalities and a heightened risk of breast and prostate cancers, diabetes, and heart disease. BPA in Canned Food – Deciding on a Safe Level –...

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New York County Bans Sale of Baby Bottles Containing Controversial Plastic Chemical BPA

Posted on Apr 24, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 Lawmakers in New York’s Suffolk County have voted to ban the sale of baby bottles made with a chemical that some studies have suggested is harmful to young children. The measure was passed Tuesday. It would ban the use of the chemical BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups sold for use by children under 4. Officials say that if the measure receives final approval it would be the first of its kind in the U.S. Similar measures are under consideration elsewhere, including the Washington state legislature. Canada has already banned BPA in baby bottles. BPA is used in...

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