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  • Plastic
    “BPA-Free” is it Really Free of Toxins?
    Back in 2008, the headlines worldwide exploded with concerns over baby bottle and other plastic baby products containing the common plastic additive Bisphenol A (BPA). A ban was placed against BPA products and concerned parents tossed every...
  • Measuring blood pressure
    Does BPA exposure increase blood pressure? Korean study tests this.
    We received a copy of a new paper over the weekend that was “embargoed until Monday Dec. 8 at 4 pm.” The paper, titled "Exposure to Bisphenol A from Drinking Canned Beverage Increases Blood Pressure,” is by Sanghyuk Bae and...
  • EWG graph BPA receipts
    Avoid BPA exposure handling cash register receipts
    Reports about the danger of exposure to the plastic component bisphenol A (BPA) from handling thermal cash register receipts surfaced again in November 2014. Previously in July 2010, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) said that laboratory tests...
  • Dirty little secret about hand-sanitizers and BPA
    Dirty little secret about hand-sanitizers and BPA
    Most people give little if any thought to cash register receipts once they’ve paid for their goods or services, yet what they don’t realize is that those long narrow strips of paper can expose unsuspecting customers to levels of the...
  • The BPA in thermal receipt paper argument heats up
    The BPA in thermal receipt paper argument heats up
    Annette M. Hormann and colleagues from the University of Missouri and the Universite´ de Toulouse in France reported that the presently used methods of testing for the transfer of bisphenol-A (BPA) from thermal receipts to people’s...
  • How to ensure clean drinking water at your workplace
    How to ensure clean drinking water at your workplace
    It’s been 40 years since the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was passed by Congress in 1974. Aimed at protecting public health by regulating the nation’s public drinking water supply, the law was amended in 1986 and 1996 to include...
  • BPA bottles
    Fetal BPA exposure tied to lung problems in young kids
    Exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) – a chemical commonly found in plastics and the lining of cans – during pregnancy may increase the risk of damaging a child’s lung function, suggests a new study. Published in the Oct. 6 online JAMA...
  • 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...
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