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Water bottles leach endocrine disrupters and carcinogens in warm temperatures

10/24/2014 - The results of a new study confirm what most already know regarding the dangers of drinking bottled water that's been left in the sun. Published in the September journal of Environmental Pollution, scientists warn against leaving plastic bottled water in any warm place, especially the car. The University...

BPA-free plastics typically contain similar unsafe plasticizer chemicals

8/20/2014 - BPA-free labels make a product look clean and healthy, but these products could potentially harbor similar plasticizer chemicals that also disrupt hormones and the endocrine system of the human body. The US Food and Drug Administration attempted to keep the public safe in 2012 by banning the sale...

Many BPA-free bottles contain a chemical that causes arrhythmia, hyperactivity and brain changes

8/9/2014 - A chemical found in many products labeled "BPA free" may produce many of the same health problems as the original chemical, including hyperactivity and cardiac arrhythmia, according to a pair of studies presented recently at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine...

Ban Poisonous Additives Act aims to replace BPA in food packaging with safer alternatives

7/10/2014 11:13:27 AM - U.S. Senator Ed Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, has introduced new legislation that would phase out the use of the estrogen-like chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in all food packaging, not just baby bottles and "sippy" cups. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the Ban Poisonous Additives...

BPA makes breast cancer tumors resistant to chemotherapy

7/2/2014 - The sudden diagnosis of cancer, the realization of its presence within, sends a cold paralysis through the mind, down the spine. The presence of cancer does not always mean that the end is imminent; instead, it can serve as an important message to the entire person, signaling for a new course in life. The...

Parents shocked to learn 'BPA-free' baby bottles are loaded with other estrogen mimickers: Born Free, Weil Baby, CamelBak and more

6/16/2014 - Baby bottles from AVENT, Born Free, Green to Grow, Evenflo and Weil Baby all emit high or very high levels of hormone-altering chemicals, says new research published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health. (1) "Many PC-replacement-products made from acrylic, polystyrene, polyethersulfone,...

Are you watering your garden with lead and BPA from your garden hose?

6/11/2014 - Most people probably don't think twice about it as they water their lawns or gardens. But the average garden hose is teeming with chemicals like lead and bisphenol A (BPA), according to new research, and these toxins could be making you and your family sick. The Ecology Center, a U.S.-based research...

BPA exposure during pregnancy raises miscarriage risk

5/19/2014 - The adverse reproductive effects of the plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) have once again been demonstrated in the scientific literature. Researchers from Stanford University in California found that the more BPA circulating in a pregnant woman's bloodstream, the greater her chances of having a miscarriage. Among...

FDA study claiming BPA safety 'borders on scientific misconduct,' scientists say

4/21/2014 - Shielding from the public its true allegiances to Big Industry over the people has never been much of a concern at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where public policy is continually crafted in the interests of chemical and pharmaceutical corporations, with blatant disregard and even contempt...

High levels of BPA associated with prostate cancer: study

4/8/2014 - The human body's endocrine system and DNA are under constant attack from pollutants like bisphenol-A. Consumers take for granted what they eat from and what they drink out of. Bisphenol-A (BPA) can still be found in the lining of canned food and in plastic water bottles. For that reason, it's typically...

BPA-free: Replacing one nasty chemical for another

4/2/2014 - Bisphenol-A (BPA), the famous synthetic chemical compound most of us have been scared away from using, now has competition. We've all heard the term, and by now, many know to avoid this widely used hormone disrupter that mimics estrogen and has been linked to serious health challenges. From water bottles...

Papermaking waste could provide safer alternative to BPA

3/28/2014 - There have been many gender-bending and adverse health issues associated with BPA (bisphenol-A), an estrogen-mimicking molecule. It promotes a cascade of unhealthy biochemical activities that may lead to breast cancer, prostate cancer, obesity, diabetes, hyperactivity, neurological issues, low sperm...

Even low levels of BPA exposure significantly alters fetal development

3/24/2014 - Why is BPA being implicated in so many health articles and research studies being conducted lately? It's been used for decades in a boatload of consumer products, namely metal food and drink containers. Also, dental composites can contain BPA and release it with mercury, exposing adults and children...

Low exposure of chemicals in food packaging over the long term may pose health concerns

3/11/2014 - One aspect of continually eating foods packaged in plastics and other materials may be the prolonged low exposure of chemicals and other substances. A recent commentary published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health indicated that the substances in the packaging of many processed foods...

Exposure to chemicals could reduce sperm count

2/25/2014 - More reports detailing the damaging effects of exposure to chemicals have been released. Though important to both women and men, this particular finding is especially important to men. This includes their partners if they are wanting to start a family someday. While much has been made about overheating...

FDA releases flawed study proclaiming BPA to be safe at low doses

2/25/2014 - A poorly designed study with one obvious goal -- to cover up the health effects of exposure to the plastics chemical bisphenol A, or BPA -- is right now circulating the mainstream media with corresponding claims that BPA is completely safe for humans at current exposure levels, despite copious contradicting...

Low-dose exposure to BPA could increase prostate cancer risk

1/21/2014 - New, eye-opening research on the negative effects of BPA chemicals on prostate health is emerging. After assessing the study of BPA on human stem cells, one researcher, Heather Patisaul from North Carolina State University says, "Overall I think this is some of the strongest and most convincing evidence...

New study shows fetal BPA exposure increases risk of prostate cancer

1/13/2014 - A study conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago (released January 7th in the journal Endocrinology) has found that fetal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) greatly increases the risk of developing prostate cancer in humans. Gail Prins, a professor of physiology and lead author of the paper,...

Industry-connected scientist who pimped BPA and phthalates resigns from European Commision panel

10/22/2013 - Hundreds of independent scientists, who have NO financial ties to chemical industries, are cheering the recent resignation of EU Commission panel member Wolfgang Dekant. Why? Because Dekant is a blatant sellout for the chemical industry, an all-out advocate for endocrine disrupters like bisphenol...

BPA finally banned from baby bottles, only to be replaced by deadly BPS chemical

10/20/2013 - Now that almost every baby bottle manufacturer in the country has already voluntarily stopped using toxic bisphenol A (BPA) in its product formulations, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally gotten around to issuing a formal ban on the chemical from baby bottles and children's drinking...

BPA found to promote breast cancer in new study

10/4/2013 - A study published in this month's Environmental Health Perspectives found that perinatal exposure to toxic bisphenol-A (BPA) is linked to breast cancer later in life. Although literally hundreds of studies have shown BPA is poisonous to human health, this groundbreaking study is the first to confirm...

BPA found to function as a malignant breast tissue carcinogen

9/17/2013 - Widespread claims that exposure to the ubiquitous plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) at common doses is generally harmless have been proven false, thanks to the findings of a new study recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives. Researchers from Tufts University...

BPA isn't the only hormone disruptor: Beware hidden sources like flame retardant chemicals

9/16/2013 - Much of the focus in recent years on hormone disruptors in consumer products and the food supply has been directed at bisphenol-A (BPA), the hidden plastics chemical that was recently found in a peer-reviewed study to be present in the bloodstreams of virtually everyone. But a new study recently published...

Fetal exposure to BPA has now reached 100 percent; Plastics chemical contaminating everyone

9/4/2013 - New research published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science & Technology completely debunks the government lie that the plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) is neither harmful nor persistent in humans at current exposure levels. Originating out of California, this latest assessment of fetal...

Plastics chemical BPA could be making your children fat: Research

9/4/2013 - If you have a child with an ever-expanding waistline and are unsure of the cause, the answer could be hiding in the toys he plays with or the bottles she drinks from. New research published in the peer-reviewed journal, Pediatrics, suggests that both bisphenol-A (BPA), the infamously toxic plastics...

BPA causes devastating metabolic changes inside the body, study finds

7/17/2013 - The real threat from bisphenol-A (BPA), the nefarious plastics chemical linked to endocrine disruption, may have more to do with the substances produced when the chemical is metabolized by the body rather than with the actual chemical itself. A new study published in the journal PLoS One explains how...

BPA may cause 'low T' and other male reproductive health problems

7/16/2013 - According to a recent animal trial in the Journal of Biomedical Research, low doses of bisphenol A (BPA) may cause reduced testosterone production. After two weeks of regular oral BPA administration, adult male rats were found to have significantly lower sperm counts than controls. The BPA also appeared...

Banned PCBs, toxic chemicals still causing breast cancer years after being outlawed

7/11/2013 - Though it often takes an excessive amount of time for regulatory agencies to catch up with the latest science on chemical safety, a handful of noxious chemicals have been effectively banned over the years after being identified as serious threats to human health. But oftentimes the effects of these...

Hormone ravaging BPA also found to damage your teeth

7/1/2013 - Bisphenol-A, a chemical wreaking havoc on people's hormones, is also affecting teeth enamel development. A team of French researchers from Paris, led by Sylvie Babajko, have found out that rats exposed to daily Bisphenal-A develop a dental condition called, molar incisor hypomineralisation. This condition,...

Your teeth: The latest victim of toxic BPA exposure

6/27/2013 - There appears to be yet another toxic side effect associated with bisphenol-A (BPA) exposure: Tooth decay. A new study out of France recently published in the American Journal of Pathology (AJP) highlights how rats exposed to moderate doses of BPA throughout their formative years developed a condition...

FDA declares BPA exposure is safe! Don't worry about gender-bender chemicals

4/24/2013 - Despite countless scientific evidence explaining the dangers of Bisphenol-A (BPA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) refuses to ban this highly profitable industrial chemical. In their "current perspective on BPA" the FDA now states that the chemical is "safe" at the exposure level listed on current...

Dateline TV producer tests her own urine for BPA and chemicals after changing daily habits, finds shocking results

4/9/2013 - A recent investigative report by NBC Dateline producer Andrea Canning has revealed some shocking new details about the pervasive nature of chemicals in both everyday consumer products and the general food supply. As relayed by ElephantJournal.com, using conventional cleaning and sanitary products and...

Top ten ways humanity is being murdered in the name of 'evidence-based science' (#8 Plastics)

4/4/2013 - Plastics have long been heralded as a "scientific" breakthrough, and in many ways, plastics really are amazing materials. For cars, prosthetics, computers and industrial uses, plastics offer enormous advantages over other materials. But when it comes to health and food, plastics are devastatingly...

'BPA-free' not enough: Endocrine disruptors are in your food, too

3/22/2013 - Hormone-disrupting chemicals are so widely dispersed throughout the environment that even avoiding all plastics and other food containers made with BPA and similar chemicals may not be enough to protect you, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Washington, Seattle Children's...

BPA exposure linked to asthma early on in kids

3/19/2013 - Early-age exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), a component found in soup and other food can liners, and in some plastics, can increase the possibility of asthma in children. First to report this BPA-exposure and childhood-asthma connection are researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's...

The BPA challenge - Reduce exposure and detoxify in five days or fewer

3/18/2013 - Bisphenol A (BPA) is one of those modern toxins that is difficult to dodge. Found in an assortment of plastic food packaging, drink containers and even credit card receipts, it's impossible to completely avoid. And the general public is poisoned by BPA on a daily basis, completely unaware a powerful...

Certain organic foods not stored in plastic may still contain BPA, says study

3/10/2013 - Just because you buy organic and avoid storing your food in plastic containers does not necessarily mean that the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) is no longer in your food. A recent study published in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology has revealed that BPA and...

Chemical BPA linked to increase of childhood asthma

3/7/2013 - Here we go again. Yet another new study has linked the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) -- widely found in plastic products, food can liners and even food receipts -- to a serious health problem. Meanwhile, although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups last July,...

BPA is deadly to the developing brains of babies in utero, new study shows

3/1/2013 - Scientists from Duke University in North Carolina have identified yet another major threat to human health posed by the plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA). According to new research, babies exposed to BPA in utero, or during their developmental stages in the womb, could experience inhibited central...

BPA-free products still toxic, study finds

1/28/2013 - Products labeled "BPA free" may be just as toxic as those made with the increasingly shunned original chemical, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Texas and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. BPA (bisphenol A) is an industrial chemical that...

BPA exposure predisposes children to kidney damage, heart disease

1/14/2013 - Childhood exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is associated with changes in the body that predispose people to heart and kidney disease later in life, according to a study conducted by researchers from New York University and published in the journal Kidney International. The findings follow...

BPA damages cell pathways; accumulates in fetal livers

1/3/2013 - Two recently published studies have added to the evidence that bisphenol A (BPA) is a highly toxic chemical that poses a serious risk to human health. BPA is an industrial chemical used in everything from food and beverage cans to CDs, thermal paper (like that used to make receipts), paper money,...

Canadian officials deny science, declare BPA chemical 'safe' after first claiming it to be 'toxic'

10/29/2012 - Keeping up with the latest science regarding chemical safety is apparently of little or no concern to the Canadian government, which recently declared the highly-toxic plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) to be safe just two years after declaring it to be a toxin. In a report issued by Health Canada's...

BPA causes obesity in children, new study shows

9/25/2012 - Are the chemicals commonly found in thermal receipt paper, aluminum cans, and plastic containers causing your children to become overweight or obese? New research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) seems to suggest this may be the case, having found that children with...

BPA causes changes to your brain, not just your body

9/19/2012 - Bisphenol A (BPA) has been a chemical item of great health concerns for the past few years. It's common in many plastics, including plastic food and beverage containers, inner epoxy linings of cans used for canned foods, thermal paper, and paper money. BPA leaches into the liquids and foods in those...

BPA tooth fillings linked to behavior disorders in children

8/2/2012 - Researchers have found a link between dental fillings made using bisphenol A, otherwise known as BPA, and behavior and emotional problems in children. Scientists from New England Research Institutes in Watertown, Mass., say the effects generally show up a few years later and they were generally small...

Worse than BPA? Toxic BPS chemical found hiding in receipts, recycled paper

7/17/2012 - Growing awareness about the prolific presence of the hormone disruptor bisphenol A (BPA) in plastics, receipt paper, money, and various other consumer products and materials has led to the widespread removal of this highly toxic chemical from many products in recent years. But bisphenol S (BPS), the...

Thanks to BPA and other chemicals the new age of puberty for girls is 10

4/9/2012 - Girls as young as 7 years old are now beginning to develop breasts and undergo other body changes that their mothers had not experienced until years later. The prime culprit for this new phenomena is bisphenol A, better known as simply BPA. BPA is a colorless solid chemical compound which has two...

FDA says fresh milk is dangerous, but chemical BPA is perfectly safe!

4/3/2012 - The FDA, the organization that conspired with California bureaucrats to attack raw milk distribution centers over the past two years, has just announced it will not ban BPA. The FDA says there isn't enough evidence of BPA being harmful to humans (that's a lie) and therefore it cannot be justifiably...

Toxic BPA levels increase by a shocking 1,200 percent after eating canned food

1/30/2012 - A Harvard study suggests that avoiding BPA packaging most of the time isn't enough to avoid its toxic side effects. Even a daily bowl of canned soup is enough to spike your BPA levels by more than 1,200 percent. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health studied levels of the chemical BPA...

BPA may cause arrhythmia, heart attacks in women

1/3/2012 - Bisphenol A overrides the natural heartbeat signal causing female heart cells to misfire, according to a recent study. Given how pervasive BPA is these days, this could mean heart problems, possibly even fatal ones, for millions of women. BPA is everywhere BPA is ubiquitous in the industrial world:...

Global food giants are moving away from BPA in packaging

1/1/2012 - Major food companies are starting to announce plans to remove the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) from their packaging in response to growing consumer concern and the looming specter of new government regulations. Ninety percent of the U.S. residents test positive for BPA, a chemical...

Study finds connection between prenatal exposure to BPA and aggression during toddler years

12/1/2011 - Researchers from the Harvard University School of Public Health have made a disturbing new discovery about the plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA). It turns out that prenatal BPA exposure can spur aggressive and undesirable behaviors in girls after they are born and reach their toddler years. Published...

Eliminate and reverse BPA toxicity

10/27/2011 - There have been several obscure studies performed and written up that have discovered natural nutrients that fight BPA toxicity. Bisphenol-A (BPA) has become epidemic in our plastic reliant society. It not only affects our current population, but there is also evidence that it is passed on to newborns...

BPA may cause severe retardation in future generations

10/19/2011 - Researchers in Barcelona recently took a look at the effects of Bisphenol A (BPA) - a substance that's commonly used in plastics and is also unfortunately found in the blood of most humans on the planet - on ovaries. In doing so, they found the BPA dramatically alters the development of ovarian cells,...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure openly denies science by claiming BPA exposure has no connection to breast cancer, insists chemical is safe

10/11/2011 - The breast cancer research group Susan G. Komen for the Cure seems more interested in keeping its chemical industry donors happy than it is in actually finding a cure for breast cancer. A recent story in Mother Jones explains that, despite the more than 130 scientific studies that demonstrate a clear...

BPA levels in humans far higher than previously thought

10/9/2011 - New studies reveal that levels of BPA are massively higher in humans than previously assumed, causing major concern for what has been downplayed by the packaging industry as a false alarm. BPA, or Bisphenol-A, leaches into food from plastic packaging and from the linings of canned foods, causing...

How canned foods are poisoning us

10/9/2011 - The Breast Cancer Fund recently tested 12 brand name canned soup and pasta products and found bisphenol A, or BPA, in all of them. BPA is a hormone-mimicking toxin that also has recently been found to impact our DNA and to kill off female ovarian cells in a way that may cause Down Syndrome and fertility...

BPA exposure before birth linked to breast cancer

10/5/2011 - To many people interested in healthy living, the term BPA is nothing new. It stands for bisphenol A, an industrial chemical used in many hard plastic bottles and metal-based food and beverage cans since the 1960s. A known hormone disruptor, BPA is hard to avoid. But once you learn about its dangers,...

How food is being used as a weapon

8/17/2011 - When people begin to starve, instinctive primal triggers lead to a desire to do absolutely anything for food. Those with food, whether it is the government or a nearby family, will have complete power over others. Food could essentially be used as a weapon, thousands of times more powerful than money...

EPA finally considers investigating BPA

8/16/2011 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided to launch an investigation into the effects of bisphenol A (BPA) after a number of highly-publicized studies have found that the estrogen-mimicking hormone is a threat to human health. According to the EPA's report on the subject, the environment...

Global hormonal disruption - BPA contamination now consuming world currencies

8/3/2011 - The endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) has been found in cans and plastic bottles, and it may even be hiding in the strangest of places -- your wallet. Previous studies have found traces of BPA on U.S. dollar bills, but new research has found that BPA is contaminating the entire global...

BPA plastics chemical found to feminize males

6/30/2011 - Don't worry, be happy. Just ignore the fact that countless researchers have warned time and time again that the chemical bisphenol A (BPA for short) is a major hormone disruptor and is a huge threat to human health. After all, we must all be safe because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would...

Are BPA alternatives potentially just as dangerous as Bisphenol-A?

5/24/2011 - The Atlantic recently posed the obvious but, as yet, unasked question: What is in the new BPA-free plastics that are now flooding the market, and how do we know they are safe? (http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/04/beyond-bpa-could-bpa-free-products-be-just-as-unsafe/237246/) Bisphenol...

Cash register receipts still poisoning us

5/7/2011 - Last August, ANH-USA filed a Citizen Petition with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to have the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) banned from thermal cash register receipts (www.anh-usa.org/anh%E2%80%93usa-files-petition-to-ban-bpa-in-cash-register-receipts). Cash register...

Plastics chemical in packaged foods linked to asthma in babies

5/6/2011 - BPA, also known as bisphenol-A, is a chemical compound often used in the production of a large variety of plastics. The widespread use of BPA has come under public scrutiny due to known connection to a host of health problems, including heart complications, cancer, neurological issues, diabetes and...

Drastically decrease your exposure to BPA by eating less packaged food

5/2/2011 - One of the best ways to avoid exposure to the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) might simply be to cut packaged foods from your diet, says a new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. Plastic bags, containers, cups, wraps, and other types of food packaging often contain...

Study: More than half of store receipts and nearly all money bills contain dangerously high levels of toxic BPA

3/27/2011 - Avoiding exposure to Bisphenol-A (BPA), the endocrine-disrupting plastics chemical linked to reproductive problems and other serious health issues, means more than just drinking out of BPA-free bottles and limiting consumption of canned foods. A new study put out by the Washington Toxics Coalition (WTC)...

Understand what BPA is

3/10/2011 - Warnings against Bisphenol (BPA)-containing plastics are rampant. Most people understand that BPA should be avoided. But do people understand what BPA is? This article attempts to shed light on BPA. However, the information presented here is not all-inclusive and it is important to conduct your own...

Plastics chemical BPA reduces sperm health

1/31/2011 - Exposure to the ubiquitous industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) has once again been linked to decreased sperm health, this time in humans, in a study conducted by researchers from Kaiser Permanente and published in the journal Fertility and Sterility. The findings are of particular concern because...

Human exposure to BPA grossly underestimated

12/30/2010 - People in the United States are probably exposed to levels of the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) at levels far higher than previously believed, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Missouri and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. "Our...

Warning for future generations - Pre-natal BPA exposure may cause female infertility

12/21/2010 - The U.S. government is so concerned with health safety and hell-bent on supposedly protecting people from consuming certain natural foods (like raw milk), you can rest assured that Americans are not being exposed to well-documented chemical dangers in the food supply, right? Wrong. The chemical...

Study finds money contaminated with BPA

12/9/2010 - A new test conducted by the Washington Toxics Coalition and Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families has revealed that the plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) is most likely lurking in your wallet. According to the findings, nearly every dollar bill tested in the multi-state analysis revealed BPA contamination,...

Corn-based ingredient could replace BPA in plastics

11/30/2010 - Oil and grain conglomerate Archer Daniels Midland has announced that the chemical isosorbide could function as a replacement for the embattled petroleum derivative bisphenol A (BPA). The company says it is the first to offer "renewable" (corn-based) isosorbide on such a large scale. BPA is a ubiquitous...

Europe to ban BPA in baby bottles in 2011

11/29/2010 - Beginning in March 2011, the European Union (EU) will outlaw the manufacture and sale of baby bottles and containers made with bisphenol-A (BPA), a plastics chemical linked to endocrine disruption, developmental disorders, and other illnesses. The decision came after a series of new studies were released...

Teens carry 30 percent more BPA than adults

11/18/2010 - Teenagers carry 30 percent more of the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in their bodies than older adults, according to a study conducted by researchers from Statistics Canada. BPA is an industrial chemical used to make hard, clear plastics for water bottles and baby bottles, and resins to line food...

Study: BPA destroys sperm

11/16/2010 - Results from a five-year trial on the effects of bisphenol-A (BPA) in human males has revealed that the popular plastics chemical destroys sperm. One of the few BPA studies involving humans, the trial sheds more light on the obvious harm BPA causes on male reproduction, and the need to immediately remove...

Bisphenol A: Officially Declared a Toxic Substance in Canada

11/10/2010 - Canada just became the first country in the world to declare bisphenol A (BPA) to be a toxic substance that poses risks to human health and the environment. BPA is a synthetic chemical used to make plastic drinking bottles, baby bottles and storage containers as well as the lining of food and drink...

Canada Labels BPA as Toxic

11/8/2010 - Bisphenol A (BPA) is an estrogen-mimicking substance that has been linked to a number of crippling health conditions. It has been tied to obesity and fertility problems, and numerous studies have found that it may devastate human health in other ways. Canada has taken a large step in the fight against...

Even glass jars can contain BPA chemical due to lid lining

11/6/2010 - Bad news has emerged for those hoping to avoid exposure to the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) by canning their own vegetables: BPA can also be found lining the lids of canning jars. BPA is a synthetic chemical widely used in the manufacturing of hard, durable plastics (including in...

BPA found in virtually all canned foods

10/13/2010 - Bisphenol A (BPA), the endocrine-disrupting plastics compound that has garnered much attention for its prevalence in infant- and water bottles, is far more common in an even more widely used family of products: canned foods and beverages. Almost 100 percent of canned food and beverage products on...

BPA Found on Cash Register and ATM Receipts

10/12/2010 - Chemist John Warner learned about thermal- and pressure-sensitive papers while working for Polaroid years ago. A powdery coating that contains BPA, a dye and a solvent is laid onto one side of the paper. Then heat or pressure is applied causing the substances to merge, and the ink's color is released....

BPA found in canned foods, health risks for pregnant women

10/3/2010 - The hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is found in high levels in canned food, a coalition of environmental groups has warned, sparking warnings from some doctors that pregnant women should avoid such products. "Fresh fruits and vegetables may be more expensive, but I believe that the...

Think your exposure to BPA is minimal and harmless? Think again

9/30/2010 - Some recent reports about the dangers of the plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) insist that people not worry because overall exposure is limited, they say. But a new report published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives says otherwise, estimating that the average person is exposed to at...

Your dentist may be poisoning your children

9/8/2010 - A new study out of Harvard Medical School has found that much of the white resin material used in dental fillings and sealants contains dangerous levels of bisphenol A (BPA). According to the analysis, enzymes in saliva can break down the tainted dental material and extract BPA from it, exposing children...

Even tiny exposure to BPA turns offspring into genetic mutants

8/31/2010 - A recent study published online in the journal Biology of Reproduction further reveals the disruptive nature of bisphenol A (BPA) in gene expression. According to the data, pregnant mice exposed to BPA experience significant genetic changes in their fetal ovaries, indicating that the next generation...

BPA contamination found in 90 percent of soup cans

8/30/2010 - A product survey conducted by The Independent found that the toxic chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) is used in 18 on the 20 top-selling canned food products in the United Kingdom. BPA is one of the most widely produced chemicals in the world. It is used to harden plastic in everything from infant and water...

Canada survey finds vast majority of people loaded with BPA

8/21/2010 - A recent report released by Statistics Canada, Canada's official statistical agency, has revealed that more than 90 percent of Canadians are contaminated with bisphenol-A (BPA), a toxic chemical compound used in many plastics and resins. The report is the first of its kind in Canada to verify the extent...

BPA plastics chemical now linked to asthma

7/1/2010 - The controversial chemical bisphenol-A (BPA), already linked to a wide array of health problems, may also increase the risk of asthma in children, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. BPA...

FDA reverses position on BPA in plastics, now admits concern over the chemical

6/17/2010 - Following its 2008 declaration that the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) is a safe additive in food and beverage plastics, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received criticism from consumer advocacy groups and others for neglecting scientific evidence that indicated the contrary. The agency reluctantly...

BPA plastics chemical damages intestines, study shows

5/19/2010 - The widespread toxin bisphenol-A (BPA) damages the intestines and may lead to a painful condition known as leaky gut syndrome, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Institute of Agronomic Research researchers in Toulouse, France, and published in the Proceedings of the National...

Call for ban on BPA chemical in baby bottles

5/12/2010 - Seven leading scientists have sent a letter to the United Kingdom's Health Secretary, Andy Burnham, urging him to ban the use of the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) in products intended for use in feeding infants. "We urge you now to adopt a standpoint consistent with the approach...

More states move to ban BPA even while FDA does nothing

5/7/2010 - An increasing number of states are considering banning bisphenol-A (BPA) from food and drink containers in response to growing concerns that the chemical causes cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other serious illnesses. Despite disregard by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about its potential...

BPA hormone disruptor now contaminates Earth's oceans, scientists warn

4/13/2010 - Earlier this year, research linked bisphenol A (BPA), a common component of plastics and a powerful hormone disrupter, to heart disease (http://www.naturalnews.com/027974_bisphenol_A_heart_disease.html). Now, in the March issue of the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental...

BPA Has Not Gone Away

4/8/2010 - Most readers of NaturalNews are well aware of the health concerns around bisphenol A (BPA). Most parents know that everything their baby comes in contact with should be BPA-free. BPA has been linked to heart disease, sexual dysfunction, and more.1 Yet despite all of this, as well as concerns...

BPA Plastics and PBDEs Increase Concerns for Infertility

2/22/2010 - Infertility is not an easy issue for any couple to deal with. For some this miracle of life can become a daunting task, and a failure to conceive has been the cause of many separations. Research has shown that due to the increase of plastics being used infertility rates are on the rise. Recent research...

BPA Plastic Chemical Linked to Aggression, Hyperactivity in Toddlers

2/16/2010 - Prenatal exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) may increase aggressive behavior in toddler girls, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. Researchers measured...

90 Percent of Cord Blood from U.S. Babies Tests Positive for BPA

1/28/2010 - For the first time in the history of its testing, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has found bisphenol A (BPA) in the umbilical cord blood of American babies. Nine out of ten samples tested positive for the chemical, a shocking number when considering the laundry list of chronic illnesses that...

New study confirms bisphenol A found in plastic is linked to heart disease

1/18/2010 - According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the U.S. Various forms of the disease take the lives of over 80 million Americans a year. And while we've all heard about the risk factors for cardiovascular disease -- including smoking, being overweight,...

Despite FDA concern, American Chemistry Council insists Bisphenol A is safe for everyone

1/18/2010 - The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has never met a chemical it didn't like. The organization is a chemical advocacy group whose members include all the largest chemical producers such as Monsanto, Bayer, Merck, Chevron, DuPont and many more. It's like a Who's Who of companies whose products pollute...

Study Verifies that BPA Causes Sexual Dysfunction in Men

12/15/2009 - A recent study published in the journal Human Reproduction has found that exposure to high levels of bisphenol A (BPA) is causing various reproductive and sexual problems in men. Funded by the federal government, the study revealed that BPA is detected in the urine of roughly 93% of the U.S. population,...

"BPA-free" foods found to contain BPA

12/8/2009 - A recent analysis of canned foods revealed that, across the board, the cans contained measurable levels of bisphenol A, also known as BPA, a toxin known to cause hormonal problems, sexual dysfunction, cancer, and other abnormalities. Even among products labeled "BPA-free", tests revealed levels of BPA...

BPA exposure causes erectile dysfunction and other male sexual problems

11/25/2009 - Big Pharma bombards consumers with ads for drugs to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), the politically correct term for what used to be known as "impotence". Erectile dysfunction, the repeated inability to get or maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse, is a problem affecting between 15...

Health Experts Increasingly Worried About BPA (Plastics Chemical)

11/13/2009 - The Endocrine Society has issued an official statement expressing concern over the health effects of the common industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is widely used to make plastics products hard and transparent, such as in water or baby bottles, and is also used to line cans of food or infant...

Prenatal exposure to BPA in plastics makes young girls aggressive

11/3/2009 - How's this for a B movie sci fi plot: evil scientists use chemicals to transform toddler girls into terrifying little monsters. Unfortunately, researchers have uncovered a real life scenario that has some serious similarities to this creepy fantasy. While there are no evil doing scientists or true monsters...

Drinking From Plastic Raises BPA Levels 70 percent

10/14/2009 - Drinking water from plastic bottles made with the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) increases urinary levels of the chemical by nearly 70 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from Harvard University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. BPA, an industrial chemical that...

Scientists Around the World Condemn FDA for Declaring BPA is Safe

10/2/2009 - An international consortium of experts on the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) has issued a statement condemning the FDA's insistence that the chemical is safe. "It is becoming undeniable that BPA is dangerous," said Laura Vandenberg of Tufts University. "The FDA's standard for safety is reasonable...

BPA Chemicals Found in Soda Cans

4/28/2009 - A test performed by Canada's national health regulatory agency, Health Canada, has turned up detectable levels of the hormone-disrupting compound bisphenol A (BPA) in 96 percent of canned soft drinks. BPA is an industrial chemical used to make plastics hard and transparent, as in water or baby bottles,...

Dentists Still Using Plastic Sealants, Despite BPA Toxicity

4/8/2009 - In spite of rising concern over the endocrine-disrupting effects of bisphenol-A (BPA), the chemical is still used in dental sealants that are strongly recommended by the American Dental Association. BPA is used in a wide variety of industrial applications, including in the making of compact discs,...

Reduce Exposure to Dangerous Bisphenol A

3/18/2009 - Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that has been used for years in the production of plastic and epoxy resins. The plastic it is used to produce is used for food and beverage containers, CDs, DVDs, sports equipment, cars, and thousands of other products. Epoxy resins are found in paint and in the lining...

Six Baby Bottle Manufacturers Quietly Agree to Remove Bisphenol-A (BPA) from Baby Bottles

3/9/2009 - After years of insisting Bisphenol-A (BPA) posed no threat to the health of babies, six larger manufacturers of baby bottles have announced they will stop shipping new baby bottles made with the chemical. No existing baby bottles are being recalled, however. Nor are they being taken off the shelves...

BPA Plastics Chemical Linked to Neurological Problems

3/9/2009 - In the first direct evidence that bisphenol A (BPA) can be harmful primates, the chemical was observed to produce neurological problems in monkeys, in a study conducted by researchers from Yale School of Medicine and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "Our findings...

Consumer Backlash Now Forming Against BPA in Food Packaging

2/9/2009 - Consumers are becoming increasingly wary of the risks of the chemical known as bisphenol A (BPA), and are demanding that companies develop alternative products that do not contain the toxin. BPA is a chemical used to make plastics hard and transparent, such as in polycarbonate water or baby bottles,...

Only Two Companies in US Confirm Using BPA-Free Cans

12/19/2008 - Given these uncertain times, it makes sense to have a reserve food supply. Canned food not only provides long term storage and survives external contamination, but also provides a back up in the event of a food shortage. However, it turns out that most canned foods (even "USDA Organic") contain plastic...

FDA Conspired with Chemical Industry to Declare Bisphenol-A Harmless

10/24/2008 - The FDA has been caught red-handed conspiring with the chemical industry to conclude that Bisphenol-A, the plastics chemical, is harmless to human health. As revealed by the Environmental Working Group (see below), the FDA based its evaluation of BPA on a report authored by the American Chemistry Council...

Lead Researcher on BPA Study Accepts $5 Million

10/24/2008 - Charles Gelman, a retired manufacturer of syringes and medical filtration devices who considers Bisphenol A (BPA) to be "perfectly safe", gave $5 million to the research center headed by Martin Philbert, the chairman of a Food and Drug Administration panel about to rule on the chemical's safety. The...

Is BPA in Canned Pet Food Linings a Concern for Pets?

10/2/2008 - Bisphenol A or BPA is an ingredient used to make hard, clear plastics and is also found in the lining of many canned products including pet foods. BPA is known to seep into food or liquids. The FDA, in typical fashion has waffled on its stance regarding the safety of BPA but recently the National Toxicology...

Retailers Start Dropping Baby Bottles Made with BPA Chemical

9/24/2008 - Major retailers and manufacturers have begun pledging to stop using the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) following a ruling by the U.S. government's National Toxicology Program and a decision by the Canadian government to ban the chemical in baby bottles. BPA is an industrial chemical commonly used to...

Bisphenol A Plastics Chemical is Unsafe at Any Level, Says BPA Researcher

9/18/2008 - As Canada considers banning bisphenol A (BPA) in all infant products, a leading BPA researcher warns that even this unprecedented measure does not go far enough. "If it's hard and clear and doesn't say 'No BPA,' don't use it," said Frederick vom Saal of the University of Missouri-Columbia. BPA...

Research Links Plastics Containing Bisphenol A to Heart Disease and Diabetes

9/16/2008 - If you live in the U.S. and eat any packaged foods at all, you are probably also consuming the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA. Now, for the first time, scientists have made a startling discovery about the chemical that could help explain the epidemic of heart disease and diabetes in this country. Previous...

FDA Declares Bisphenol-A Plastics Chemical Safe Enough for Babies to Drink

8/28/2008 - In a move that surprised no one, the FDA has aligned itself with the chemical industry and declared that Bisphenol-A, a plastics chemical previously linked to neural defects, is safe enough for babies to drink! Echoing the profit-minded desires of the chemical companies that manufacture plastic products,...

Estrogen Mimicry of Bisphenol-A Threatens Human and Animal Health

3/17/2008 - Bisphenol-A could be making us fatter. Diet and too little exercise are the main culprits of what has been called the obesity epidemic, but the hormone mimicker bisphenol-A might be tipping the scales, so to speak. Bisphenol-A (BPA) is mainly found in polycarbonate plastic, which is labeled with...

Research Biased on Harmful Chemical BPA, New Report States

1/25/2008 - For decades, the federal government and chemical-makers have assured the public that the hormone-mimicking compound Bisphenol-A is safe. This chemical is found in baby bottles, aluminum cans and hundreds of other household products. But a recent investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has...

Do You Know What Your Baby Just Swallowed? Bisphenol A an Increasing Concern

9/21/2007 - You've probably done your research on the best formula available, carefully reviewed its list of ingredients, and studied all the nutrients from which your child will benefit.  But you surely missed this unlisted item: Bisphenol A. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used in the production of polycarbonates...

Bisphenol A chemical commonly found in canned soup and food storage plastics

8/9/2007 - Before you decide to chew on the cap of your water bottle because you're nervous, make sure the plastic you are chewing on isn't full of carcinogens and chemicals -- even though lobbyists for the plastics industry argue that any traces of the toxic substance bisphenol A are low and therefore, insubstantial. Bisphenol...

Canned foods found to contain dangerously high level of toxic chemical bisphenol-A (BPA)

4/2/2007 - A new study spearheaded by the Environmental Working Group found the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in over 50 percent of the name-brand canned goods tested. In some cases, a single serving was enough to expose a woman or infant to BPA levels that were 200 times higher than the government's safe...

Born Free baby bottles win "Best New Infant Health Product" award at Natural Products Expo West 2007

3/20/2007 - The Born Free company (www.NewBornFree.com) has received the "Best New Infant Health Product" award from Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, following the Natural Products Expo West 2007 trade show in Anaheim, California. In this review, the Health Ranger offers a brief review of the Born Free company and...

Researcher calling for ban of plastics chemical says major chemical company tried to silence his report

12/5/2006 - University of Missouri, Columbia biological sciences professor Fred vom Saal is determined to show that plastics corporations are just as dangerous as tobacco companies, and reports that one major chemical company tried to persuade him to hold off on publishing his research to that effect. The primary...

Suspicion lingers over bisphenol A and breast cancer (press release)

10/13/2006 - Bisphenol A, a common industrial chemical claimed to speed the growth of human breast and ovarian cancers, retains its carcinogenic properties even after being modified by body processes, report Indiana University and University of California at Berkeley scientists in the Aug. 28th issue of Chemistry...

Chemical used in food containers disrupts brain development (press release)

9/6/2006 - The chemical bisphenol A (BPA), widely used in products such as food cans, milk container linings, water pipes and even dental sealants, has now been found to disrupt important effects of estrogen in the developing brain. A University of Cincinnati (UC) research team, headed by Scott Belcher,...

Early estrogen exposure leads to later prostate cancer risk (press release)

7/12/2006 - A study in the June 1 issue of Cancer Research presents the first evidence that exposure to low doses of environmental estrogens during development of the prostate gland in the male fetus may result in a predisposition to prostate cancer later in life. The...

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