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FDA Bans BPA In Baby Bottles
2012-07-18 06:16:38

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online “You are what you eat.” The age-old adage makes people do a double take on the products they consume and use. With this theme in mind, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that it would no longer allow bisphenol A, otherwise known as BPA, to be used in baby bottles and children´s drinking cups. In the past, BPA has been found in plastic bottles and food packaging. It is a chemical found...

Composite Fillings Found To Affect Child Behavior
2012-07-17 09:04:15

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers recently found that children who receive dental fillings made of bisphenol-A (BPA), a plastics chemical, could have behavioral changes that are small but be significant over a long period of time. In the study, researchers examined 534 children in New England who had fillings for a minimum of two cavities. They looked at their social skills as part of the New England Children´s Amalgam Trial (NECAT) before the...

2012-07-11 13:39:12

BPA in rivers leads to breakdown of fish species barriers Hormone-mimicking chemicals released into rivers have been found to impact the mating choices of fish, a new study has revealed. The controversial chemical BPA, which emits oestrogen-like properties, was found to alter an individual's appearance and behavior, leading to inter-species breeding. The study, published in Evolutionary Applications, reveals the threat to biodiversity when the boundaries between species are blurred. The...

2012-07-10 23:01:21

Exposure to toxic chemicals in our environment may be negatively impacting fertility rates. Currently, infertility impacts 15% of all couples with causes equally attributable to both the male and female partner. Fortunately, by identifying and better understanding how to avoid these harmful toxins, couples can minimize the negative impact they have on their fertility. Following are 10 simple steps to doing just that. Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) July 10, 2012 Over the last couple of decades,...

2012-06-27 00:32:05

Prenatal exposure to bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical found in many common plastic household items, can cause numerous genes in the uterus to respond differently to estrogen in adulthood, according to a study using a mouse model. The results will be presented Tuesday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. The study, led by Hugh Taylor, MD, professor and chief of the reproductive endocrinology section at Yale University School of Medicine, observed "major and permanent...

2012-06-22 11:39:09

Chemicals in the environment that mimic estrogen can strongly influence the development of humans and other animals. New research to be presented at the 2012 International Zebrafish Development and Genetics Conference, held June 20-24 in Madison, Wisconsin, reveals that these substances may act even earlier than previously realized, at the very beginning stages of embryonic development. Estrogenic compounds in the environment are both naturally occurring, such as in food plants, and...

2012-06-16 00:40:30

New study shows gestational exposure to BPA leads to behavioral changes for 4 generations Exposure to low doses of Bisphenol A (BPA) during gestation had immediate and long-lasting, trans-generational effects on the brain and social behaviors in mice, according to a recent study accepted for publication in the journal Endocrinology, a publication of The Endocrine Society. BPA is a man-made chemical present in a variety of products including food containers, receipt paper and dental...


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