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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...

2010-12-02 16:07:37

Exposure to a ubiquitous environmental chemical during pregnancy may impair reproductive capacity of female offspring, according to a study published online in advance of print on December 2 in Environmental Health Perspectives. Fertility decreased over time in female mice that had been exposed during fetal and neonatal (perinatal) development to doses of bisphenol-A (BPA) that were lower than or equal to human environmental exposure levels. "Mice exposed to BPA in the womb and during nursing...

2010-11-30 11:57:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) announces the completion of the 2011 World Polycarbonate& ABS Analysis, an annual global study that covers historical trends and future projections for supply, demand, production, capacity, trade, pricing and profitability of the global polycarbonate and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) resin industries for the period 2005 to 2015. Included with each analysis is 12 months access to CMAI's online capacity...

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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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