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Dangers of Bpa

Chemicals in Everyday Products Can Ruin Your Health

Beth Greer | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Greer

Chemicals in your household products may be negatively affecting your hormones, says a recent study by the World Health Organization. The exposure happens on a daily basis from being in contact with items like soap, shampoo, cleaners, drinking water, food and plastic containers.

Chemical In Plastics Could Be In Your Blood, From Alexandra Zissu (WATCH)

Posted 09.03.2013 | Home

When Green Living Expert & Author Alexandra Zissu dropped by Mondays With Marlo this week, we spoke about the dangers of BPA, a chemical that is found...

Toxic Chemical in Food Cans: BPA Endangers Health of Low-Income Adults, Children and Babies

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Eric Holt Gimenez

The overwhelming presence of BPA and its negative effects on health highlight the need for equitable models of healthy food distribution in food deserts in order to decrease risk of obesity, diabetes, and breast cancer.

Common Household Chemicals Linked to Human Disease

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

A recent report, co-produced by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Program, suggests a ban of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may be needed to protect the health of future generations.

Boys With Boobs: Hidden Chemicals Fed to Kids Can Impact Their Health

Beth Greer | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Greer

Chemicals in the everyday products we use in our homes may be negatively affecting our hormones, says a newly-released study by WHO, the World Health Organization.

WATCH: Half Of All Receipts Are Coated With Dangerous Chemical

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 03.01.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The FDA rejected a call last year to ban Bisphenol A, a chemical more commonly known as BPA, stating that there was "not compelling scientific evidenc...

Five Easy Ways to Detoxify Your Home Without Freaking Out

Maia James | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Maia James

A week after giving birth to my son, Felix, I was in crisis. Trying to figure out which products -- from teethers to bubble bath to dish soap -- were truly safe and nontoxic was becoming a source of constant stress.

Buyer Beware

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

In July 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally banned the use of BPA in baby bottles and children's drinking cups. Good news, to be sure, but why must we wait to have this likely carcinogen eliminated from our dietary supply entirely?

BPA In Your Garden? Maybe, If You Use These Gardening Products

Organic Authority.com | Posted 07.25.2012 | Green
Organic Authority.com

Wouldn't it just irk you more than a bunch of weeds to find out that the gardening products you use are dirtying up your organic garden with BPA, phthalates and lead?

Lobbying Groups Fight to Stop FDA From Regulating Chemical Linked to Erectile Dysfunction and Miscarriages

Suzanne Merkelson | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics
Suzanne Merkelson

Curiously missing from the recent showering praise on the FDA are the three biggest U.S. producers of BPA: Saudi Basic Industries Corp., Bayer AG and Dow Chemical Co.

When Will FDA Stop Dragging Its Feet on BPA?

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 06.04.2012 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

Scientists, consumers, retailers, manufacturers and the states are sending clear signals that BPA doesn't belong in our food packaging and that investment in safe alternatives is an investment in the health of the American public. Now the FDA needs to catch up.

Federal regulators have failed to act on toxic chemical, report says

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

By Chris Hamby, iWatch NewsDespite growing fears over the health effects of a chemical found in many baby bottles and a host of other products, federa...

End Game on Bisphenol A? Have we reached a tipping point on the science of this ubiquitous chemical?

Jon Entine | Posted 12.17.2011 | Green
Jon Entine

If you monitor the web, you might think the science is converging on the conclusion that BPA is harmful, when the opposite is the case.

BPA-Free? Not Exactly

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 12.10.2011 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

So why isn't the FDA banning BPA -- along with food colorants and other chemicals that scientists are increasingly reporting aren't safe for people, let alone kids?

Perfect Harmony or Imperfect Hormone-y?

Laurie David | Posted 07.23.2011 | Green
Laurie David

The average age of American Idol's young fans has to be around 11. So why is the show pushing high-calorie, BPA-lined Coca-Cola so aggressively?

Could 'BPA Free' Products Be Just As Unsafe?

The Atlantic | Posted 06.14.2011 | Home

A number of prominent retailers in the U.S. and abroad are switching to BPA-free. So the question arises: What are these BPA-free materials, and who's...

Scared To Death: Toxic Debate Over Chemicals Threatens Risk-Based Regulations

Jon Entine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jon Entine

Almost without exception, the hundreds of media outlets that have run with this story have failed to mention that regulatory scientists throughout the world have uniformly concluded that these levels of BPA are so miniscule as to be basically harmless.

Kiss My Beard, Governor LePage

Cynthia Dill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

Recent comments by Maine's governor have been distorted by the media, and the reporting has largely ignored his most important remarks. Yes, Governor ...

We Don't Need BPA to Make a Baby Bottle

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

As many companies have already shown, alternatives do exists and you don't need BPA to make a baby bottle. The chemical lobbyists won a round when I was prevented from offering my BPA legislation, but this fight is just beginning.

Chemical Industry Lobbyists Block Measure to Protect Infants and Toddlers

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

We should not use our kids as guinea pigs by taking chances on a chemical that can seriously harm their immediate and long-term health. No chemical should be used in food products until it is proven to be safe.

Green News Report -- January 21, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Scientists' Himalayan glaciers mistake is more fodder for climate change deniers; FDA aims at BPA -- but powerless to do anyt...

Dueling Docs: Are Dental Sealants Safe for Kids?

Janice Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Horowitz

Five-to-10-year-olds who used sealants had less than half the tooth decay on biting surfaces five years after treatment than those who brushed regularly. But are they safe?

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."

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.