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2011-08-09 13:45:00

BERWYN, Pa., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Styron, the global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, announced an addition to its EMERGE(TM) Advanced Resins family in North America. The EMERGE(TM) PC/PET 9100CR Advanced Resin is a polycarbonate blend with superior chemical resistance properties, designed specifically for medical equipment housing applications. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110809/CL49820LOGO ) "With an increased emphasis on managing...

2011-06-06 15:16:03

Daily exposure to a chemical that is prevalent in the human environment, bisphenol A (BPA), causes lowered fertility in male mice, according to the results of a new study that will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. Mice that received daily BPA injections for two months had lower sperm counts and testosterone levels than those of mice that received saline injections without BPA, investigators from Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India, found....

2011-05-12 00:17:15

Possible link between high prenatal BPA levels and neonatal neurobehavioral abnormalities; study advises pregnant women to reduce exposure levels A new case study examining an infant's neurobehavioral abnormalities and extremely high bisphenol A (BPA) concentration of the baby's mother suggests a link between the two. The study, Environmental Health Perspectives: A Case Study of High Prenatal Bisphenol A Exposure and Infant Neonatal Neurobehavior, was led by researcher Sheela Sathyanarayana,...

2011-05-05 16:04:16

Parental exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy is associated with decreased birth weight of offspring, compared with offspring from families without parental BPA exposure in the workplace, according to Kaiser Permanente researchers. The observational study is published in the current online issue Reproductive Toxicology. Researchers explained that there was a greater magnitude of decrease in birth weight in children whose mothers were directly exposed to high BPA levels in the...

2011-04-05 00:00:29

Expanded customer service and support along with new products under development will be the main messages from Sheffield Plastics at this year's International Sign Association Show. Sheffield, Massachusetts (Vocus/PRWEB) April 04, 2011 Expanded customer service and support along with new products under development will be the main messages from Sheffield Plastics at this year's International Sign Association Show. A Bayer MaterialScience LLC business and a leading supplier to the sign...

2011-04-01 00:14:17

A growing number of stadium roofing projects are using a lightweight Makrolon polycarbonate sheet material for its unique ability to combine greater aesthetic design freedom with the functionality of daylighting, energy efficiency and structural integrity. Three such installations will be showcased in detailed mock-ups at the Bayer MaterialScience booth at Stadia Expo 2011 in Los Angeles California. Los Angeles, CA & Sheffield, Massachusetts (Vocus/PRWEB) March 31, 2011 A growing number...

2011-03-02 18:06:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), a peer-reviewed journal published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, today published a major scientific article from researchers at PlastiPure, CertiChem, and Georgetown University, focused on quantifying and addressing the potential health issue of estrogenic activity (EA) in plastic products. The results of this study indicate that the large majority of commercially available...

2011-02-24 09:22:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Canada has declared that bisphenol A, one of the most commonly manufactured chemicals, is a health hazard that is unique to Canada. It must now follow through with legislation to protect people from exposure, according to this analysis. More than three million tons of bisphenol A is produced annually. It is a component of polycarbonate plastic and is found in a wide range of common materials and food packaging. It has many estrogenic properties and the effects of the...

2011-02-22 21:48:41

Health Canada's declaration that bisphenol A is a health hazard makes it unique in the world but it must now follow through with legislation to protect people from exposure, states an analysis published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj101408.pdf. Bisphenol A is one of the most commonly manufactured chemicals in the world, with more than three million tonnes produced annually. It is a component of polycarbonate plastic and...

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2011-01-03 09:18:30

Everyone has heard that carbon dioxide is responsible for global warming. But the gas also has some positive characteristics. Researchers are now impregnating plastics with compressed CO2 in a process that could lead to new applications ranging from colored contact lenses to bacteria-resistant door handles. CO2 is more than just a waste product. In fact, it has a variety of uses: the chemical industry makes use of this colorless gas to produce urea, methanol and salicylic acid. Urea is a...


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