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Nature Has A Promising Replacement For Hormone-Scrambling Plastics: Shrimp Shells

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green

Javier Fernandez admits he's not a huge fan of chess. "I'm not very good either," he says. Nevertheless, his queen, king, rook and knight are attr...

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

Posted 09.03.2013 | MarloThomas

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...

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.

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?

Marmots, Plastics, and Why I'm Alarmed Over Our Over-Chemicalized Society

Daniel T. Blumstein | Posted 10.03.2012 | Science
Daniel T. Blumstein

What's the story you ask? It's about how natural variation in sex steroid hormones have profound natural effects on how long animals live, how social they are, and whether they are likely to leave home or not.

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.

Lynne Peeples

FDA Close To Critical Decision On BPA

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.30.2012 | Green

UPDATE: 3/30 4:00 p.m. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday that it will continue to allow bisphenol-A (BPA) in food and bever...

Our Contaminated World

David Crews | Posted 05.19.2012 | Science
David Crews

The FDA will soon announce whether to ban the use of bisphenol-A in food and beverage packaging. BPA is widely accepted by scientists as being an endocrine disruptor, and we support its ban because of demonstrable effects in wildlife and laboratory animals.

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, fede...

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?

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...

Eating Fresh Food Drastically Reduces BPA Risk, Study Finds

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.31.2011 | Home
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

BPA levels in families who ate fresh rather than canned or plastic-packaged food for three days dropped by an average of 60 percent, according to a study released today.

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.

Amanda Terkel

Maine State Rep. Heads To Wisconsin To Join Protests: 'It's A Class War'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The protests that erupted last week in Wisconsin have attracted attention not only across the United States, but even as far away as Egy...

Are Plastic Bottles Toxic?

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbara Ficarra

Do you worry that harmful chemicals leach out of plastic containers into its contents? Are plastic containers toxic? Do you drink from plastic water bottles?

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.

WORLD WATER DAY: The Water Bottle Lie and Your Health (VIDEO)

Edison de Mello, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Edison de Mello, M.D., Ph.D.

We urge all of you to take a stand and not only demand more strict regulation by the FDA but also find safer and environmentally conscious alternatives to bottled water.

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?

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.

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.

Thank You for Buying Our Toxic Plastic

Elaine Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elaine Shannon

The embattled food and chemical industry, trying to head off a nationwide ban of the toxic plastic chemical BPA in cans and bottles have decided to target women.

Green News Report - April 14, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In Today's Audio Report: Florida homes stink!; FDA under fire (again); McDonald's may reduce pesticides in fries; the cardboard box that could save the world; and Utah college student indicted for saving public lands from destruction.