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2009-06-05 14:59:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Connecticut passed restrictions on bisphenol A (BPA). The state action will halt the manufacture and sale of most baby food in jars and infant formula in cans, as well as prohibit the manufacture and sale of baby bottles and sippy cups made with shatter-resistant polycarbonate plastics containing BPA. Connecticut chose, despite a worldwide consensus among regulatory agencies that BPA can be safely used in food contact products, to adopt...

2009-06-02 21:09:00

The following statement can be attributed to the American Chemistry Council (ACC): ARLINGTON, Va., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today welcomed a congressional request to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expedite its review of the scientific evidence on the safety of bisphenol A (BPA) in food-contact products. We agree with Reps. Henry Waxman and Bart Stupak that an immediate, transparent assessment of the science, including all relevant...

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2009-05-22 01:00:00

Those who drank for a week from polycarbonate bottles showed a two-thirds increase of the chemical bisphenol A in their urine, a U.S. researcher said. Senior author Karin B. Michels of the Harvard Medical School said exposure to BPA -- used in the manufacture of polycarbonate and other plastics -- has been shown to interfere with reproductive development in animals and has been linked with cardiovascular disease and diabetes in humans. The study, published in the journal Environmental Health...

2009-05-20 13:26:29

A U.S. physics professor says he is using U.S. Air Force grants to create highly conductive nanocomposites to improve aircraft and other electronics. University of Houston Associate Professor Shay Curran says he has demonstrated the ultra-high electrical conductive properties in polycarbonates, such as used to make compact disks, mixed with a type of carbon nanotubes could improve the integrity of computers, iPhones and aircraft avionics. While its mechanical and optical properties are very...

2009-05-16 09:39:48

Physics professor at UH uses Air Force grants to create highly conductive nanocompositesIf one University of Houston professor has his way, the inexpensive plastic now used to manufacture CDs and DVDs will one day soon be put to use in improving the integrity of electronics in aircraft, computers and iPhones.Thanks to a pair of grants from the U.S. Air Force, Shay Curran, associate professor of physics at UH, and his research team have demonstrated ultra-high electrical conductive properties...

2009-03-06 09:15:49

Six firms have agreed to stop selling plastic baby bottles in the United States made with a chemical suspected of harming human development, an official says. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says the accord involves bottles sold by Playtex Products, Inc., Gerber, EvenFlo Co., Avent America, Inc., Dr. Brown and Disney First Years, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday. The shatter-proof polycarbonate bottles contain the chemical bisphenol A which health officials warn...

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 00:00:00

By TRISTAN NICHOLS Herald Reporter Plymouth's Peninsula Medical School has linked a controversial chemical used in everyday plastic to diabetes and heart disease in adults. The school has worked alongside colleagues at Exeter University and the University of Iowa to to pioneer the research linking Bisphenol A and the illnesses. Dr William Henley, from the University of Plymouth, was also on the team. Their research paper was today due to be published in the Journal of the American...

2008-09-17 18:00:00

By THOMAS H. MAUGH II The first large-scale human study of a chemical used to make plastic baby bottles, aluminum can linings and myriad other common products, found double the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and liver problems in people with the highest concentrations in their urine, British researchers reported. The findings confirm earlier results obtained in animals, increasing pressure on the Food and Drug Administration to limit use of the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA....

2008-09-17 15:00:29

By SUSANNE RUST Washington -- With new research raising more health concerns about a chemical commonly found in baby bottles and aluminum cans, a government panel Tuesday found itself in the cross-fire of scientists from industry, academia, government and environmental groups. Experts testified and the public commented on the risks, dangers and concerns posed by the chemical, bisphenol A. Members of a Food and Drug Administration committee listened to criticism of the agency and warnings...


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