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Pink Washing the Dangers of Bottled Water

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Perhaps Sparkletts is promoting an alliance with a cancer charity as a PR strategy to distract consumers from Sparkletts' more significant association with their bottles, which are made with a known carcinogen -- BPA.

BPA Tied To Impotence In Men

Yahoo! News | Jennifer Thomas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Exposure to high levels of BPA significantly raised the risk of sexual dysfunction, including impotence and low sex drive, among Chinese factory worke...

Time to Ban BPA from Food and Beverage Containers

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

No responsible parent would expose their infant to cigarette smoke or car exhaust. But every day in America, millions of infants are exposed to dangerous chemicals hiding in plain view.

BPA and Food: We Can Fix This

Elaine Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elaine Shannon

The debate about controversial plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic estrogen, is heating up, with warring camps hurling data like flaming darts. BPA should not show up in any food-related products.

BPA Wrecks Sex, Fouls Food -- And Probably Worse

Elaine Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elaine Shannon

A slew of recent studies are proving that even low levels of BPA exposure can lead to health complications. Unfortunately, BPA is contained in a staggeringly high amount of everyday items.

BPA, Other Pollutants Found in U.S. Cord Blood

Elaine Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elaine Shannon

Biomonitoring techniques -- testing blood, urine and human tissue -- are producing irrefutable evidence that human bodies are awash in toxic and endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

Cans: A Source Of BPA

Wendy Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Gordon

Most people are probably exposed to more BPA from eating canned food or drinking canned soda than from drinking out of a polycarbonate bottle.

In Reversal, FDA Expresses Concern Over BPA

nytimes.com | DENISE GRADY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In a shift of position, the Food and Drug Administration is expressing concerns about possible health risks from bisphenol-A, or BPA, a widely used co...

Fat, Stupid, Impotent & Dangerous: The Future Without Green Chemistry

Elizabeth Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Grossman

The mere presence of chemicals linked to health disorders does not mean disease will result. Yet research scientists and medical professionals now say that based on the evidence, there is reason to be concerned.

Why We Must Ban BPA From Products Made For Children

Harvey Karp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Harvey Karp

In case you missed the flurry of recent news, scientists have serious doubts about the safety of BPA (bisphenol A). And that's alarming because this h...

Oh, So the "P" Stand For Protection -- I'd Forgotten

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson followed the "no more secrecy" principal by naming the most egregious chemicals of concern. Unless you are very unusual, these are already in your body.

Sigg Zigs, Zags and Sags

Ken Cook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ken Cook

Patagonia has dumped its co-branding program with SIGG over the bottle maker's blatant conning of eco-conscious consumers regarding BPA.

Life Cycle: The Birth and Death of Your Bootleg DVDs

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Your cinematic experience leaves its mark not only on your heart, but on the planet.

Lifting the "Body Burden": How to Fight Toxic Exposure and Keep Chemicals Out of Your Home

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

From Seventh Generation's discussion on "Children and Chemicals," featuring Jane Houlihan of the Environmental Working Group, pediatrician Dr. Alan Gr...

SIGG: It's Not Easy Not Being Green

Elaine Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elaine Shannon

SIGG slogans like "Eco Logical" and "Friends don't let friends drink from plastic" are ringing hollow in the wake of the admission that the company coated its bottles' insides with BPA-based epoxy resin until August 2008.

SIGG Should Apologize, Offer Refunds to Consumers

Ken Cook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ken Cook

Nothing SIGG CEO Steve Wasik has said changed my view about their discredited efforts to mislead consumers and retailers about its products.

Hot Water: How SIGG Lost My Trust (And Kind of Broke My Heart)

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

At no point did SIGG ever correct the public's misperception that their bottles were BPA-free. In fact, they profited from it.

Can SIGG Salvage Its Brand After BPA?

Elaine Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elaine Shannon

Steve Wasik, chief executive officer of SIGG, has made an astonishing admission: the company's aluminum water bottles manufactured before August 2008, were made with epoxy resin that contains bisphenol A (BPA).

California Battles to Ban BPA from Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups and Infant Formula

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

You may not be familiar with the chemical bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, but there is an excellent chance that BPA is very familiar with you.

Chemicals and the World's Expanding Waistline

Nena Baker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nena Baker

A growing stack of laboratory research suggests that some of the chemicals used in everyday items predispose an individual to the battle of the bulge, despite normal diet and exercise.

Can the BPA Consumer Revolt Trump K Street?

Elaine Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elaine Shannon

Don't underestimate the power of a consumer revolt. In this economy, who can afford major customer losses?

How Eden Foods Pioneered BPA-free Cans

Nena Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nena Baker

With a growing awareness about BPA -- a commonly used compound in cans and bottles -- and its links to a range of human diseases, Eden Foods recently began labeling its cans "BPA-free."

Self-Care = Earth Care

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

What's good for our bodies is good for the planet -- and what's bad for the earth is bad for our health.

About BPA: Do You Feel Lucky?

Elaine Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elaine Shannon

BPA, a synthetic estrogen as well as a plastics hardener, disrupts the endocrine system and causes a growing list of chronic, often permanent disorders in lab animals.

California Takes On Plastic Bottles Made With BPA

Grist.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's the stuff of a good Hollywood movie-a potentially toxic chemical lurking in the bodies of most unwitting Americans; a decade of mounting but scut...