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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...

2013-01-28 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...

BPA Substitute Could Spell Trouble
2013-01-23 10:37:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After numerous research studies raised questions over its safety, several states and countries began banning the sale of products containing bisphenol A (BPA), prompting companies in the plastics industry to begin producing products that were “BPA free.” However, a new study from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) shows that a widely used BPA substitute, bisphenol S (BPS), has the same negative...

The Harmful Effects Of 'Bisphenol A' Have Been Proven Experimentally
2013-01-22 08:45:45

Inserm Weak concentrations of bisphenol A are sufficient to produce a negative reaction on the human testicle. This has just been shown experimentally for the first time by René Habert and his colleagues (UMR Cellules souches et Radiations [UMR Stem Cells and Radiation], Inserm U 967 — CEA — Paris Diderot University) in an article that appeared in the journal entitled  Plos One. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical compound that is included in the composition of...

2012-12-20 05:01:10

Through a review of the toxicology, industrial hygiene, and epidemiology literatures in conjunction with qualitative research, this article explores occupational exposures in producing plastics and health risks to workers, particularly women, who make up a large part of the workforce. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) December 19, 2012 A new study published in the Baywood journal New Solutions presents strong evidence suggesting that women employed in the plastics industry are exposed to workplace...

Negative BPA Effects Begin When Metabolized
2012-10-05 14:49:53

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Roughly 9 out of 10 Americans are walking around with a highly toxic synthetic chemical surging through their systems. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a petroleum-based chemical that is widely used in the production of plastic products such as bottles, food can linings and water supply lines. And as these plastics degrade over time, humans ingest more and more BPA. Less than 3 months ago, the FDA acted upon evidence found in several studies...

2012-10-04 10:48:01

Bisphenol A (BPA), an estrogen-like compound that has drawn increased scrutiny in recent years, has been linked to changes in thyroid hormone levels in pregnant women and newborn boys, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Normal thyroid function is essential to the healthy growth and cognitive development of fetuses and children. Yet, until this study, to be published Thursday, Oct. 4, in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, little...

Common Chemical BPA Linked To Childhood Obesity
2012-09-18 14:37:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New research blames urinary bisphenol A (BPA) as an alleged associate to child and adolescent obesity. BPA is a synthetic chemical banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from sippy cups and baby bottles, but not aluminum cans. The authors suggest in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that BPA may have a link between obesity and children. "This is the first association of an environmental...


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