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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...

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2010-05-12 12:42:41

Just as cooking helps people digest food, pretreating polycarbonate plastic "” source of a huge environmental headache because of its bisphenol A (BPA) content "” may be the key to disposing of the waste in an eco-friendly way, scientists have found. Their new study is in ACS' Biomacromolecules, a monthly journal. Mukesh Doble and Trishul Artham note that manufacturers produce about 2.7 million tons of plastic containing BPA each year. Polycarbonate is an extremely recalcitrant...

2010-04-27 15:13:00

HOUSTON, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI): CMAI's Chemical Company Analysis (CCA) on Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), the sixth company report of the 2009 Edition, is now available. The report features comprehensive overviews of the chemical businesses of SABIC, including strategic direction and corporate structure; global chemical operations, and business positions of SABIC and its competitors within major product markets; manufacturing...

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2010-03-24 07:32:36

Scientists reported yesterday on the widespread global contamination of sea sand and sea water with the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A (BPA) and said that the BPA probably originated from a surprising source: Hard plastic trash discarded in the oceans and the epoxy plastic paint used to seal the hulls of ships. "We were quite surprised to find that polycarbonate plastic biodegrades in the environment," said Katsuhiko Saido, Ph.D. He reported on the discovery yesterday at the 239th National...

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2010-03-20 11:12:52

Plastics surround us. A vital manufacturing ingredient for nearly every existing industry, these materials appear in a high percentage of the products we use every day. Although modern life would be hard to imagine without this versatile chemistry, products composed of plastics also have a dark side, due in part to the very characteristics that make them so desirable"”their durability and longevity. Now Rolf Halden, associate professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering at...

2010-02-25 07:00:00

NANJING, China, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- As of yesterday, http://www.Magicoptical.com , an international speciality online glasses retailer for children, debuted its protective eyewear, providing a variety of choices for young children. Founded in 2009, the mission of www.Magicoptical.com is to provide glasses for children ranging from five to 15 years old. Rapid progress had been made in the past year due to the company's low prices and good quality. The addition of protective...

2010-02-22 06:40:00

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern Plastics is offering a FREE Sample Kit of its Macrolux® Multi-Wall Polycarbonate Sheet product (clear, bronze and opal sheet). Macrolux Polycarbonate Co-extruded Thermoglazing is perfect for applications requiring material that offers high light transmission, thermal insulation, strength in a lightweight form, high shock resistance, flame retardance, great economy, vandal resistance and design flexibility. Macrolux Panels...

2010-02-17 10:11:00

Study Helps Answer Key Research Questions ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today commented on a significant study published online in the scientific journal Toxicological Sciences. Quotes below may be attributed to Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D., ACC's Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group: "This new study, which exposed pregnant rodents to a range of BPA dietary doses from low to high, concluded that BPA had no effects on brain development or...

2010-01-29 13:37:00

DELAWARE, Ohio, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Greif Packaging, a wholly owned subsidiary of Greif, Inc. (NYSE: GEF, GEF.B), has developed a new bisphenol-A (BPA) -free, FDA compliant copolyester water bottle for the home/office delivery market. The new bottle has the same dimensions, design elements and features of Greif's existing polycarbonate bottles. The bottles come in standard 3- and 5-gallon round and handled sizes. Independent laboratory testing using the Comprehensive...


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