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BPA Exposure In Pregnancy Found To Affect Behavior Issues In Girls
2011-10-24 08:46:20

In recent years, scientists have linked bisphenol-A (BPA) to a large swath of health problems, including breast cancer and diabetes. Among the many materials containing BPA are plastic bottles, dental sealants, medical equipment, receipt paper, and the linings of metal food and drink cans. A new study on potential health effects of the compound used in manufacturing, released online Monday in Pediatrics, suggests exposure to the chemical BPA before birth could affect girls´ behavior...

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2011-08-11 07:00:00

The cash register receipts that people place near paper money in billfolds, purses, and pockets has led to a worldwide contamination of paper money with bisphenol A (BPA) "” a potentially toxic substance found in some plastics, thermal paper and other products. The amounts of BPA on dollars, Euros, rubles, yuans, and other currencies, are higher than in house dust, but human intake from currency is at least 10 times less than those from house dust. That's the conclusion of a new study...

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...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.