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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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2010-01-27 14:05:47

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...

2010-01-15 18:56:00

YONKERS, N.Y., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, expressed disappointment with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's (FDA) failure to ban the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), despite announcing today that there is cause for concern over its potential effect on children. Consumers Union believes that that there is enough scientific evidence to date to warrant a ban on BPA in food contact products now. "FDA's admission of concern...

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2010-01-14 09:45:00

New findings confirm those of 2008 study Researchers from the Peninsula Medical School and the University of Exeter, UK, have found more evidence for a link between Bisphenol A exposure (BPA, a chemical commonly used in plastic food containers) and cardiovascular disease. The team analyzed new US population data and their results are published by the online journal, PLoS ONE. The new study uses data from NHANES 2006-2006 US population study. While the new study found that urinary BPA...

2009-12-16 10:38:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) announces the completion of the new 2010 World Polycarbonate and ABS Analysis, an annual global study that covers past and future developments in supply, demand, production, capacity, trade, pricing and profitability of the global polycarbonate and ABS industries for the period 2004 to 2014. Included with each analysis is 12 months of access to CMAI's online capacity and supply/demand databases with a mid-term...

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2009-12-15 14:03:43

A French study published on Monday claims the chemical Bisphenol A used in plastic containers and drink cans has been shown for the first time to affect the functioning of the intestines, AFP reported. The report, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy Sciences journal, said researchers from the National Institute of Agronomic Research in Toulouse found that the digestive tract of rats reacted negatively to even low doses of the chemical also called BPA. The chemical was also...

2009-12-14 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental health advocates hope that U.S. FDA will make its promised announcement about health hazards of bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic sex hormone linked to cancer, behavioral changes, reproductive harm and other illnesses, in time for Christmas. Sarah Janssen, MD, PhD, staff scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council: "Just as you rely on your doctor for medical advice, FDA must rely on the advice of scientific experts. Dozens of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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