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Bisphenol-A Linked To Obesity In Pre-Teenage Girls
2013-06-13 07:30:05

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The harmful effects of bisphenol-A (BPA) have been touted in recent years, with exposure to the substance being linked to fertility issues, asthma and now obesity. In a new study by researchers with Kaiser Permanente, it has been found that girls between nine and 12 years of age with above average levels of BPA in their urine had twice the risk of being obese than girls with lower levels of the chemical. The study is published...

2013-06-12 16:27:04

OAKLAND, Calif., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Girls between 9 and 12 years of age with higher-than-average levels of bisphenol-A in their urine had double the risk of being obese than girls with lower levels of BPA, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal PLOS ONE. "This study provides evidence from a human population that confirms the findings from animal studies -- that high BPA exposure levels could increase the risk of overweight or obesity," said De-Kun...

2013-05-30 23:17:56

Lucintel Analyzes EMC in Global Semiconductor Packaging Industry: Market Expected to Reach $1,702 Million in 2017 Irving, TX (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 The epoxy molding compound (EMC) market in the semiconductor packaging industry has witnessed growth over the last five years. It is expected to continue its growth momentum and reach approximately US $1,702 million by 2017. Numerous factors influence the EMC market in the semiconductor packaging industry. Lucintel, a leading global management...

2013-05-07 08:23:39

Hoses Can Leach Phthalates and BPA into Water, Study Finds ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- High levels of hazardous chemicals were found in garden hoses for the second year in a row. Researchers at the Ann Arbor-based Ecology Center found phthalates and the toxic chemical BPA in the water of a new hose that had been sitting outside in the sun for just two days. Findings include BPA levels of 0.34 to 0.91 ppm in the hose water, a level that is 3 to 9...

2013-04-18 23:02:48

California has added BPA, a chemical found in many dental composites and sealants, to its list of chemicals known to cause birth defects. Fortunately, dental dealer PureLife offers several BPA-free alternatives for dentists, as part of its commitment to better human and environmental health. Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2013 The State of California has added Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in many dental composites and sealants, to its list of chemicals known to cause birth...

2013-03-13 23:00:57

In February, 2013 the World Health Organization released a study documenting the alarming effects of products that contain endocrine disruptors, which can range from the natural (phytoestrogens in soy) to the chemical (BPA, phthalates). Find out key ingredients to avoid, and simple steps to avoid them. Half Moon Bay, CA (PRWEB) March 13, 2013 Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the body´s hormonal balance and produce adverse developmental, reproductive,...

2013-03-08 00:45:52

Lead investigator says discovery is cause for concern, not alarm Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have discovered phthalates, industrial chemicals, in common foods purchased in the United States. Phthalates can be found in a variety of products and food packaging material, child-care articles and medical devices. “Although it´s not completely understood how phthalates get into our food, packaging may be a contributor to the...

Even Eating Organic Foods Can Result In BPA, Phthalate Exposure
2013-02-27 19:06:57

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It seems in the middle of the previous decade, the dangers associated with Bisphenol A (BPA) and, to a lesser extent, phthalates entered into the general consciousness of most Americans. We learned just how pervasive these hormone-mimicking chemicals were in a range of products we relied upon for our convenient lifestyles. Many people, upon learning of the side effects associated with toxic levels of these “endocrine...

2013-02-18 00:20:19

Results Build on Earlier Findings that Infants Metabolize and Quickly Eliminate BPA, Similar to Adults WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study published today in Pediatrics attempted to determine whether feeding sources (breast milk or formula) or needed medical devices were the sources of BPA exposure among premature infants under medical care in a hospital intensive care unit. The study authors, Duty, et. al, tested urine samples from infants to determine...

2013-01-28 23:01:55

Global experts in phenol and acetone business will gather at CMT´s 10th Phenol/Acetone & Derivatives Markets Summit in Bangkok to explore strategic growth options amidst tough business climes. Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) January 29, 2013 Setting the backdrop and present market fundamentals, Prasenjit Kumar Basu, Managing Director & Regional Head of Research & Economics, Kim Eng Securities Pte Ltd., will explore the current trends in global economic outlook and its impact on...