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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...

2009-11-10 23:01:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- High levels of workplace exposure to Bisphenol-A may increase the risk of reduced sexual function in men, according to a Kaiser Permanente study appearing online in the journal Human Reproduction, published by Oxford Journals.[1] The five-year study examined 634 workers in factories in China, comparing workers in BPA manufacturing facilities with a control group of workers in factories where no BPA was present. The study found that the workers in...

2009-11-10 23:01:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 published in Human Reproduction, "Occupational Exposure to Bisphenol-A (BPA) and the Risk of Self-Reported Male Sexual Dysfunction," by D. Li, Z. Zhou, D. Qing, et al.: "This study of occupational exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) among male factory workers in China provides...

2009-10-29 17:19:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today commented on a significant study funded and conducted by EPA and published online yesterday in the journal Toxicological Sciences. In this study, researchers exposed female rodents to both BPA and ethinyl estradiol (EE2)in utero in a wide range of doses to look for effects. Quotes below may be attributed to Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D., ACC's Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group: "This new rodent study,...

2009-10-05 23:05:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) offers the following comments in response to queries regarding a study published on-line today in Environmental Health Perspectives and titled "Prenatal Bisphenol A Exposure and Early Childhood Behavior." Quotes from the following analysis of the study may be attributed to Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D. of the ACC's Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group. "ACC and its member companies have long-supported research...


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