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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...

2009-09-02 19:08:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Green to Grow (www.greentogrow.com), a leading Los Angeles-based manufacturer of BPA-free baby bottles that provide a safe alternative to polycarbonate products containing Bisphenol A (BPA) - a chemical currently banned in Canada, Minnesota, Connecticut and under scrutiny in several European nations - is urging the public and California Assembly members to support the Toxics-Free Babies and Toddlers Act (SB 797). Introduced by Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Santa...

2009-08-03 16:12:00

Mass. Department of Public Health cautions pregnant women and children to avoid BPA exposure SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Breast Cancer Fund: Today the Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued a public health advisory on bisphenol A, or BPA, warning pregnant and breastfeeding women and children up to two years old to avoid exposure to the chemical. This landmark warning about BPA's toxicity is expected to influence...

2009-07-09 16:27:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Reports released today by Health Canada on research conducted by its scientists confirm that the levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in bottled water, baby food and infant formula are extremely low. These new government data confirm Health Canada's previous conclusion that exposure to BPA through food packaging uses is not expected to pose a health risk to the general population, including newborns and young children. "As noted by Health Canada, an...

2009-06-17 15:43:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement can be attributed to Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D. of the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group. Dr. Hentges' comments are in regard to a study from researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The study, "Neonatal bisphenol A exposure alters rat reproductive development and ovarian morphology without impairing...

2009-06-10 11:34:56

Exposure during pregnancy to the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, found in many common plastic household items, is known to cause a fertility defect in the mother's offspring in animal studies, and now researchers have found how the defect occurs. The results of the new study will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 91st Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.The study, funded partly by the National Institutes of Health, joins a growing body of animal research showing the toxic health...

2009-06-10 11:30:00

The chemical bisphenol A, commonly found in many plastic household items, has been linked to yet another health problem in animals"”an increased frequency of arrhythmias, or heartbeat irregularities, a new study found. The results, seen only in females, will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 91st Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.Past animal studies show that bisphenol A, or BPA, can have harmful effects on the reproductive, nervous and immune systems. Also, a study in...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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