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2010-05-18 11:30:00

New Study Finds Foods Contaminated with Chemical Senator Feinstein, others demand BPA ban in Food Safety Bill WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Diane Feinstein stood with environmental health advocates today on Capitol Hill to release a new report that demonstrates alarming levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in common canned foods. Exposure to even low doses of BPA, a synthetic sex hormone, has been linked to cancer, abnormal behavior, diabetes and heart disease, infertility,...

2010-02-11 15:20:00

Cal-EPA signals 'intent to list' plastics chemical under Prop. 65 SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Environmental Protection Agency signaled intent to add bisphenol A (BPA) to the state's list of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects, adding to evidence the chemical should be banned from food and beverage containers. Cal-EPA said BPA "appears to meet the criteria for listing as known to the State to cause reproductive toxicity" under the state's...

2010-01-20 23:01:00

Congressional reform of toxics law could save billions in health care costs WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new analysis released today, "The Health Case for Reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act," the U.S. has the opportunity to prevent chronic disease and reduce health care costs by overhauling federal chemical policy. Evidence is strong and growing that chemical exposure is contributing to the rise in many chronic diseases, according to this new...

2010-01-15 18:56:00

YONKERS, N.Y., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, expressed disappointment with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's (FDA) failure to ban the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), despite announcing today that there is cause for concern over its potential effect on children. Consumers Union believes that that there is enough scientific evidence to date to warrant a ban on BPA in food contact products now. "FDA's admission of concern...

2009-12-14 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental health advocates hope that U.S. FDA will make its promised announcement about health hazards of bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic sex hormone linked to cancer, behavioral changes, reproductive harm and other illnesses, in time for Christmas. Sarah Janssen, MD, PhD, staff scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council: "Just as you rely on your doctor for medical advice, FDA must rely on the advice of scientific experts. Dozens of...

2009-12-11 09:36:00

Immediate action needed to protect public while agency finalizes safety review SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's been almost two weeks since the Food and Drug Administration missed its deadline to announce the results of a new safety assessment of the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, and each day more newborn babies and pregnant women are left unprotected from this hormone-disrupting compound linked to breast cancer and birth defects. About 125,000 babies...

2009-12-02 12:25:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of the first evidence that American babies are born contaminated with a plastics chemical linked to birth defects and breast cancer, Congress must act immediately to protect infants and mothers. The House and Senate are considering bills to ban bisphenol A, or BPA, in food and beverage containers. The bills, by Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California and Rep. Edward Markey of Massachusetts, would protect consumers from this...

2009-11-03 17:02:00

Consumer Reports Study Detected BPA in Some Canned Foods SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to Consumer Reports' new report on contamination of canned food products with the synthetic sex hormone bisphenol A (BPA), the Breast Cancer Fund, Clean Water Action, Clean New York, Center for Health, Environment & Justice, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Oregon Toxics Alliance and other environmental health advocates support Consumers Union's call for FDA to...

2009-08-04 17:06:52

Massachusetts told parents of babies to avoid plastic milk bottles reinforced with bisphenol A, a controversial chemical tied to developmental problems. The warning follows an exhaustive yearlong review of the organic compound, commonly abbreviated as BPA, found in products ranging from baby bottles to canned food linings. Studies in laboratory animals suggest BPA -- suspected of being hazardous to humans since the 1930s -- might increase the risk of developmental problems in some fetuses and...

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2009-03-15 06:50:00

On Friday, US lawmakers introduced a bill that would ban the toxic chemical Bisphenol-A from food and beverage containers.The chemical, commonly referred to as BPA, is suspected of harming human development and has been blamed for many health problems in infants.The move comes on the heels of an announcement made by state officials that the top six baby bottle makers in the US were agreeing to stop using BPA in their products."The scientific evidence is mounting that BPA poses serious health...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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