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2010-11-26 08:50:00

The European Union has placed a ban on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in plastic baby bottles beginning next year, citing concerns that the compound could potentially affect development and immune response in infants. The use of BPA has been in the spotlight for some time, with six US manufacturers removing its use in 2009 from bottles sold in the United States, but not in other markets. BPA is widely used in the production of hard, clear plastic containers and is commonly found in food and...

2010-11-18 10:13:00

AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq: SHLM) recently received four 2010 Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) European automotive awards, including the highly prestigious Innovation Award for the seat belt microphone manufactured for Audi. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101118/CL04463-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101118/CL04463-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101118/CL04463-b ) (Photo:...

2010-11-04 06:30:00

BEIJING, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- LianDi Clean Technology Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LNDT), ("LianDi" or the "Company"), a provider of clean technology, downstream flow equipment, engineering services and software to China's leading petroleum and petrochemical companies, today announced it has been awarded four contracts to supply 222 valves to Sinopec Mitsubishi Chemical Polycarbonate Limited ("Sinopec Mitsubishi Chemical"), a subsidiary of Sinopec. The Company expects to...

2010-10-27 23:01:00

The following statement can be attributed to Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D., of the Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) regarding the study, 'Urine bisphenol-A (BPA) level in relation to semen quality,' by De-Kun Li, et. al., published in the Journal of Fertility and Sterility WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "What is important for consumers to know is that government agencies worldwide have examined the science on BPA, including a recent European...

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2010-10-15 06:33:40

Bisphenol-A (BPA) -- a chemical used in baby bottles and other plastics -- has been declared a toxic chemical by the Canadian government, which has called for a ban on the industrial chemical. Canada added the compound to a list of substances that it deemed potentially hazardous to health or the environment in a notice published in the Canada Gazette on Wednesday. "The risk assessment of BPA put together by our federal government is very strong in terms of its conclusions, so I think it's a...

2010-10-13 18:18:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the Canadian Minister of the Environment today announcing the decision to list bisphenol A (BPA) as a toxic substance under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D., Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) made the following comments: "Just days after the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) once again confirmed that BPA is safe for use in food-contact items, Environment...

2010-10-12 06:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- PlastiPure, a safe plastics technology company, announced today that it has received two grants from the National Institute of Environmental Health and Safety (NIEHS), a division of the NIH, and an additional grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Collectively the grants fund formulation of a replacement for polycarbonate that is free of estrogenic activity (EA-Free), creating flexible food packaging that contains no EA, and developing a...

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2010-10-01 06:20:00

An organic chemical compound used in baby bottles which is banned in Australia, Denmark, Canada and France, has been found to pose no health risks, the European Food Safety Authority said in a statement on Thursday. The agency has already given positive opinions on the chemical -- Bisphenol-A (BPA) -- twice before, but the European Commission requested a new analysis after some 800 new studies showed some contradictory results. A panel of scientists from the EFSA concluded that they could...

2010-08-26 13:55:04

First evidence for small changes in men An international group of researchers led by the Peninsula Medical School and the University of Exeter have for the first time identified changes in sex hormones associated with BPA exposure in men, in a large population study. The study results are published in the latest issue of Environmental Health Perspectives. Researchers analysed data from the InCHIANTI study, an Italian population sample. The team measured the amount of BPA excreted per day in...

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2010-06-24 07:23:53

On Wednesday, French lawmakers passed legislation that will ban baby bottles containing the chemical Bisphenol A from being developed. However, the deputies stopped short of banning the chemical from all plastics. BPA is suspected of harming human development.  It is used in the production of polycarbonated plastics and epoxy resins found in baby bottles, plastic containers, the lining of cans used for food and beverages, and in dental sealants. BPA can leach from plastics, causing...