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Bisphenol A

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...

Yale Scientists Discover How Exposure to BPA Causes Infertility

Elaine Shannon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elaine Shannon

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.

Biomonitoring: Essential for Protecting Public Health

Nena Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nena Baker

We have a right to know what's in us, no matter how disturbing.

The BPA Diaries: An Introduction

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

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.

FDA: Get BPA Out ASAP

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

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.

Bisphenol A: The Goods on a Bad Plastic

Nena Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nena Baker

The leaked minutes from industry's bisphenol A strategy session in Washington D.C. last week tell a sad and scary tale of desperation.

The Chemical Industry Desperately Wants to Keep Their Products in Your Shopping Cart

Sarah Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Janssen

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.

Chicago Becomes First Major City To Ban BPA Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago on Wednesday became the first U.S. city to adopt a ban on the sale of baby bottles and sippy cups containing the chemical BPA....

Chicago Moves Toward Ban On BPA In Baby Bottles

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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...

Chicago Mulls Crackdown On Products Containing BPA

Chicago Reader | Mick Dumke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It was the first City Council committee meeting in memory that included presentations about heat-labile molecular bonds and synthetic estrogen. But b...

Common Plastic Found to Leak Chemicals

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

Two highly reactive chemicals in a common plastic can leak from disposable lab equipment and skew the outcome of life science research.

BPA: Can This Chemical Hurt Your Family?

Sloan Barnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sloan Barnett

Just last April, Canada banned the use of BPA in baby bottles. So why is our government still allowing BPA to be used?

Why Canadian Babies are Safer from Toxins: The Case for Banning BPA

Susan Kane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Kane

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.

Warning: This Agency's Recommendations May be Hazardous to Your Health -- The First in a Three-Part Series

Deirdre Imus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deirdre Imus

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.

BPA: It's Not Taxpayers' Dollars That Are at Stake, But Taxpayers' Lives

Paul Raeburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Raeburn

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...

FDA Again Relies on Industry to Judge Safety of Plastic Contaminant BPA

Paul Raeburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul Raeburn

The Bush administration has lost any shame, in its lame-duck days, about relying on industry to demonstrate the safety of potential environmental toxins.

FDA Makes No Attempt to Hide Industry Ties in Its Review of Baby-Bottle Safety

Paul Raeburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Raeburn

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?