Posts Tagged "BPA"

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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Research Links BPA, Disease In Adults

Posted on Feb 26, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Team Finds Evidence Linking Chemical In Plastic Products To Diabetes, Heart DiseasePOSTED: Monday, October 13, 2008 An international research team has found evidence linking Bisphenol A, commonly used in food and drink containers, to diabetes and heart disease in adults. The research produced from the Peninsula Medical School, the University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth, all in the United Kingdom, and the University of Iowa is to be published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Wednesday. It is the first time that evidence has emerged of the association between...

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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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