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  • CamelBak brand water bottles hang on display at an outdoor supply store on April 16, 2008, in Arcadia, California. The CamelBak brand is free of the controversial carbonate plastic bisphenol-a (BPA).
    Search for safe replacements for BPA goes high-tech
    BPA (bisphenol A) has been linked with the disruption of endocrine and hormonal systems in animals and people. The European Union has banned the use of BPA formulated cosmetics. The search for a replacement for BPA has produced new analogs but no...
  •  CamelBak brand BPA-free water bottles hang on display at an outdoor supply store
    Papermaking waste may offer a safer and greener alternative to BPA
    There has been a great deal of concern about possible adverse health effects from exposure to bisphenol-A (BPA). The American Chemical Society has reported via Newswise on March 16, 2014 that a potentially safer and greener alternative to BPA...
  • Bisphenol A
    Is fear of BPA all BS?
    The compound Bisphenol A (BPA) has been commonly used in making hard, clear plastics, such as plastic bottles, since 1957. The compound is a precursor to the line of polycarbonate plastics such as Lexan and these compounds are used in the...
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    Safe BPA replacement in the works chemists claim
    A safe and environmentally friendly replacement for bisphenol-A (BPA) is in the works according to a presentation by Kaleigh Reno and Dr. Richard Wool of the University of Delaware at the March 16, 2014, session of the National Meeting &...
  • More scientific evidence of the link between BPA chemicals and breast cancer
    More scientific evidence of the link between BPA chemicals and breast cancer
    Medical News Today on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 reported on recent research findings in its article, 'A step closer to understanding how BPA may promote breast cancer growth.' This research points tomore evidence of the link between BPA and...
  • Cats love toys, but some may be toxic
    Plastic toys may be harmful for your cat
    We who shower love, affection, adoration, and obedience on our cats like to create as rich an environment as we can for them. This usually means scratching posts, trees, ledges and toys. Lots and lots of toys. However, not all toys are good for...
  • Bisphenol A exposure linked to prostate cancer
    Bisphenol A exposure linked to prostate cancer
    Evidence is continuing to accumulate that the industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is a health hazard. The latest study of its toxicity was published on March 3 in the journal PLOS ONE by researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of...
  • A receipt printed on thermal paper. As a demonstration of principle, a heat source (in this case, a lighter) is held near the paper, so it darkens.
    First research announced that connects BPA and thermal receipts
    The first research that directly correlates high levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in the urine of people that handle thermal paper printed receipts repeatedly was presented by Dr. Shelley Ehrlich of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and...
  • CamelBak brand water bottles hang on display at an outdoor supply store on April 16, 2008, in Arcadia, California. The CamelBak brand is free of the controversial carbonate plastic bisphenol-a (BPA), one of the most widely used synthetic chemicals.
    Liver cancer related to BPA for the first time
    Caren Weinhouse, a doctoral student in the School of Public Health's Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan, and colleagues are the first to report a direct and statistically significant link between exposure...
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    ADHD and autism: Are endocrine-disrupting chemicals a factor?
    As someone who has worked with adolescents and young adults for decades, I am alarmed by what seems to be a vast increase in behavioral disorders among our nation's children. These disorders are found in single-parent and two-parent homes, in...
  • Water bottles that are free of the controversial carbonate plastic bisphenol-a (BPA).
    Low doses of bisphenol may be dangerous
    There has been a lot of concern about the potential for toxic effects from bisphenol A (BPA). Research, which has been published in the journal Endocrine Disruptors , shows that there are consistent, reproducible, low dose effects from BPA. In an...
  • BPA and health problems
    BPA and possible miscarriage link
    Pregnancy is an exciting time for couples expecting the arrival of their little bundle of joy.It is also a time when some mothers watch what they eat and drink, but many don’t know about the harmful effects of BPA and how it can cause...
  • BPA may be a factor in miscarriages in women and reduced fertility in men
    Reproductive issues for women and men from BPA can coatings and containers
    Marilyn Marchione released an article on October 13, 2013 at 9:04 p.m. PDT for the Seattle Times regarding a paper to be presented on October 21, 2013 at a conference of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.The study describes the adverse...
  • BPA miscarriage: Common chemical increases miscarriage odds, 'serious' concern
    BPA miscarriage: Common chemical increases miscarriage odds, 'serious' concern
    BPA miscarriage may be two words that shock pregnant women across the U.S., as a brand new study has revealed that the common BPA chemical may increase the odds of miscarriage, and remains a “serious” concern to the public’s...
  • BPA may lead to miscarriage
    BPA may lead to miscarriage
    According to CBS News on Monday, exposure to the chemical BPA commonly found in food packaging, may increase miscarriage risk in pregnant women.A new study released October 14 at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's (ASRM) annual...