A Yale team's findings have intensified scientists' concern that exposure BPA, a synthetic estrogen that disrupts the endocrine system, may have grave consequences for human reproduction.
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We have a right to know what's in us, no matter how disturbing.
BPA is a symbol of a much broader problem--our need to evaluate chemicals before they reach the marketplace, and to develop safer alternatives to chemicals we already know to be toxic.
You, like millions of other Americans, probably regularly use and consume products made with Bisphenol A (BPA), a toxic chemical that is a $6 billion global industry.
The leaked minutes from industry's bisphenol A strategy session in Washington D.C. last week tell a sad and scary tale of desperation.
While the industry has characterized the campaign to eliminate BPA as "lies," they have resorted to the failed tactics of the tobacco industry by putting profits before protecting the public's health.
The city that blazed a consumer protection trail by banning phosphates would become the first in the nation to ban baby bottles and cups containing th...
It was the first City Council committee meeting in memory that included presentations about heat-labile molecular bonds and synthetic estrogen.
Two highly reactive chemicals in a common plastic can leak from disposable lab equipment and skew the outcome of life science research.
Just last April, Canada banned the use of BPA in baby bottles. So why is our government still allowing BPA to be used?
We get that more research needs to be done to truly understand the effects of this chemical on our bodies, but that doesn't mean the public should remain the guinea pigs.
The first major epidemiological study to assess the risks of bisphenol A -- a chemical found in baby bottles, canned foods, and in 90 percent of Ameri...
There was a time when the FDA was considered the gold standard throughout the world in maintaining drug and food safety. Today, however, the agency's image is tarnished almost beyond repair.
The Bush administration has lost any shame, in its lame-duck days, about relying on industry to demonstrate the safety of potential environmental toxins.
If the FDA was going to rely almost entirely on industry-sponsored studies to come to its conclusions about plastics, why didn't it try to hide that?
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