iOS app Android app

Bpa

More to Deal with Than Just Climate: 25 Years Since Bhopal Disaster

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

The issue of toxicity and chemicals is one that lies somewhat separate from the climate discussion. While it gets lost in the shuffle sometimes, the pressure on companies to deal with it just keeps rising.

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.

The BPA Heart Disease Link

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

At some point, even the people at Stats.org are going to have to acknowledge the growing pile of studies from all over the world adding to the case ag...

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.

Personal Care Products Pose Unrecognized Toxic Risks To Children

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

Babies are about 100 times more sensitive to carcinogens than adults. Infants and young children have immature liver enzymes, which give them only limited ability to detoxify carcinogens.

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.

Tests Find Wide Range of Bisphenol A in Canned Soups, Juice, and More

Naomi Starkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Naomi Starkman

Consumer Reports' latest tests of canned foods, including soups, juice, tuna, and green beans, have found that almost all of the 19 name-brand foods tested contain measurable levels of Bisphenol A (BPA).

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.

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.

Recycling Plastic: What a Waste

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Every day, single-use plastics ("SUPs" bottles, bags, packaging, utensils, etc.) made from petrochemicals are thrown away in huge quantities after one use, but they will last virtually forever.

Eco Etiquette: How To Ditch Disposable Food Storage

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Any ideas on how to store food without all the cling wrap, foil, and disposable plastic bags and containers and keep it reasonably fresh? -Karina Be...

Sigg Says Sorry, Patagonia Dumps Sigg

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

The anti-BPA movement is spreading nationwide. Chicago has already banned the toxin and legislation is currently pending in California

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.

SIGG CEO: I'm Sorry

Steve Wasik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Wasik

I am writing to apologize. As Chief Executive Officer of SIGG, a leading maker of reusable water bottles, I made a mistake when I decided not to announce that our old bottle liner contained trace amounts of bisphenol A.

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.

Sneaky Sigg Sold BPA

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Millions of others joined the Sigg bandwagon after learning about the horrors of many reusable plastic bottles that contain BPA or polycarbonate. However, it seems like we were duped.

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.

Could Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals in Vaccines Cause Autism?

Deirdre Imus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Imus

Like it or not, vaccines are likely the largest source of one-time exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals in early infant development.