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FDA Opts Not To Ban BPA In Food Packaging
2012-04-01 06:17:58

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Friday that they would not ban the use of a controversial chemical used in food packaging, various media outlets have reported. According to Bloomberg's Jack Kaskey, the FDA rejected a request from environmental advocates seeking the agency to prohibit the use of bisphenol A, also known as BPA, in cans and other forms of packaging. In their ruling, the FDA determined that opponents of BPA, which has been used in epoxy linings for the...

Coca-Cola Responds To Recipe Change Reports
2012-03-09 14:00:51

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com UPDATE: March 9, 2012 3:00 p.m Eastern. Reports that were originally received from various media outlets stating that Coca-Cola was changing its formula to avoid adding cancer warning labels to its beverages are false. In a statement posted on its website today, Coca-Cola said that it is in fact not changing its world-famous formula. “The caramel color in all of our products has been, is and always will be safe, and The Coca-Cola Company is...

2012-01-25 11:00:00

The Last Call Program has proven that the source of alcohol addiction stems from a chemical imbalance in the brain, which causes the body to feel dependent on alcohol. By treating the problem at its source, the Last Call Program helps restore the chemical balance in the brain helping people who suffer from alcohol addiction at all levels. (PRWEB) January 25, 2012 A new and innovative form of treatment for alcohol addiction, The Last Call Program, is paving the way for the future of...

2012-01-25 17:00:00

Hitachi Consulting's market survey identified a number of barriers to achieving SO&P success in the chemicals industry. Chemical companies without proper and effective S&OP tools are functioning in a more immature planning environment. But a solid foundation is only the start on the road to success. Disciplined and consistent processes, internal and external collaboration, performance management, integrated business planning and the right tools and technology all must work together to...

Cosmetic Chemical Hinders Brain Development In Tadpoles
2012-01-11 10:40:29

A new study finds that low concentrations of the chemical methylisothiazolinone has subtle but measurable negative effects on the neural development of tadpoles. The chemical is found in some cosmetics, although the study does not provide any evidence that cosmetics are unsafe for humans. Scientists, health officials, and manufacturers already know that a chemical preservative found in some products, including cosmetics, is harmful to people and animals in high concentrations, but a new...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.