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2008-09-18 09:00:08

The Associated Press WASHINGTON Government officials this week gave consumers some tips on how to reduce their exposure to bisphenol A, or BPA, even as they said they believe the substance is safe. tips for avoiding exposure to bisphenol A The National Toxicology Program of the Department of Health and Human Services has these tips for reducing exposure to BPA: * Don't microwave polycarbonate plastic food containers. Polycarbonate may break down from overuse at high temperatures...

2008-09-18 00:00:08

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - With scientists at odds about the risks of a chemical found in plastic baby bottles, metal cans and other food packaging, the government on Tuesday gave consumers some tips on how to reduce their exposure to BPA even as it said the substance is safe.A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee met as a major study linked bisphenol A to possible risks of heart disease and diabetes. The scientific debate could drag on for years."Right now, our...

2008-09-17 09:00:08

From wire reports WASHINGTON The first large study in people of a chemical widely used in everyday plastics has found that individuals with higher levels of bisphenol A had higher rates of heart disease, diabetes and liver abnormalities, a finding that immediately became the focus of the increasingly heated debate over the safety of the chemical. The research, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association by a team of British and American scientists, compared the...

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  • An evil spirit; a devil.
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