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BPA-Free plastics may not be EA-Free, or safe. 
An article on the Texas Observer website takes an interesting look at the conflict between a researcher and one of the companies his testing exposed. …

The BPA in plastics makes you fat. 
A recent article in Mother Jones shines some light on the possibility that the BPA found in household plastics, food can liners and till receipts might, …

1,000 percent increase in BPA levels after eating canned soups. 
When thinking of BPA we often think of hard plastics, like water bottles and maybe coffee makers and other kitchen appliances. But BPA is also used …

“7 Toys you gotta have?” I don’t think so. 
CNN Money has a feature today showing what it claims to be 7 hot toys for the coming holiday season. For myself, most of them look like they are simply …

BPA exposure makes male mice less masculine & attractive 
This CNN article discusses a study that concluded that exposure to bisphenol A, or BPA, in young mice made them less masculine and less attractive to female …

Why the American Chemistry Council sponsored the 5th International Marine Debris Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. 
I have written before about the American Chemistry Council, and how hard it works to defend the ongoing production of all plastics, regardless of the environmental …

BPA, Phthalates linked to atypical social behavior in ADHD children who were exposed prenatally 
From "Environmental Health News" The atypical social behaviors that can go along with ADHD and Autism have been shown to be linked to high exposure to …

Avoiding Plastic Lowers Your BPA Levels 
It’s good to see some research has been done to make a direct connection between the plastics we use each day, and the levels of chemicals in our bodies. …

70% of harmful plastics release chemicals into our foods and drinks. 
I just read an interesting article at npr.org which cites a study in which it was found that harmful chemicals – estrogen-mimicking chemicals like BPA, …

Bad Plastics Weekly News Roundup, February 15th. 
A mixed bag this week...with continuing concerns over the safety of BPA, a well-balanced article from Huffington Post, and a very disturbing photo in the …

This week's Bad Plastics News Roundup 
American Chemistry Council Lobbies to Keep BPA in Baby Bottles ... Change.org is the leading site for social change, providing daily news and …

This week's Bad Plastics News Roundup 
Nestlé Water Replacing Larger Plastic Jugs with BPA BPA has traditionally been found in the company's three- and five-gallon plastic jugs (marked …

Are millions of school lunches being heated and served in plastic containers? 
The photo above comes from an article I found at CNN.com. The article isn’t about plastics, it’s about the poor quality of foods served in schools. And …

Once again, The American Chemistry Council put profits ahead of babies. 
It was close, but the plan to ban BPA in babies’ bottles and sippy cups has been killed in the U.S. Senate, during debate over the food and safety bill. …

New study: BPA now found in the air we breathe. 
I just finished reading this very disturbing article at the Environmental Health News website. Until now, our concerns about BPA have been confined …

Human Exposure to BPA 'Grossly Underestimated'. 
This New York Times article is pretty scary. Here is an excerpt. "U.S. EPA says it is OK for humans to take in up to 50 micrograms of BPA per kilogram …

A sober look at BPA: Is it safe, or is it not? 
Inspired by articles from the Atlantic and The New York Times: Most of us take a yes or no stance on this question. And we fight our corner against …

Senate defeats bill banning BPA in baby products. 
Oh dear. Here is new news from Sacramento, California. "The state Senate has defeated a bill that sought to ban the chemical bisphenol A from plastic …

The Truth About Phthalates – NOT 
From time to time you’ll come across an outrageous defence of phthalates on an otherwise respectable or quality website. Such is the case with a guest …

FDA's concern about bisphenol-A potential effect on children 
This is a good article from Columbia Analytical Services, a testing laboratory. http://www.caslab.com/News/bisphenol-effects-on-children.html …

The Natural Resources Defense Council sues the FDA over bisphenol A (BPA). 
I love it when individuals or advocacy groups take direct action. So I was delighted to read this article in today’s San Francisco Chronicle. On Tuesday …

The rubber duck as a symbol of the fight against toxic chemicals in plastics. 
I use an image of a rubber duck in the header of this website. A rubber duck is also on the front cover of the excellent book, Slow Death by Rubber …

Concentration of BPA in cash receipts millions of times higher than in plastic bottles. 
This is a sobering statistic. We get concerned, quite rightly, about the BPA in the plastics in our homes. But did you know that BPA is also present in …

BPA in food and beverage cans poses a greater risk that BPA in plastic bottles. 
This comprehensive Reuters article on BPA covers a lot of ground, and is an excellent read if you want to become more fully informed on the dangers BPA …

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From the Gulf of Mexico, to plastics everywhere, and the dangers of phthalates.  
In a heartfelt article in the Huffington Post, author Stefanie Iris Weiss writes about the connection between our addiction to oil, its use in plastics, …

Medical students get four to five hours training in environmental medicine. 
Scary. I started reading this article at CNN.com because of it touches on an interesting topic – the long-term study of how phthalates can impact our …

BPA Study Suggests Possible Cancer Risk. 
This article from NewsInferno.com is well worth reading, from beginning to end. In addition to pointing out how researchers are getting closer to confirming …

The dangers of PVC plastics are being recognized by some companies. 
Good piece on CNN.com today. The bad news is that PVC plastic is everywhere -- in our homes, cars, offices and stores. In addition to the toxic chemicals …

Food safety bill's ban on BPA is being resisted by big business. 
This article in the Washington Post does a good job describing the opposing forces in the debate over the use of BPA in plastic food packaging, bottles …

When it comes to BPA and new legislation, scientific reform should parallel legal reform. 
The recent introduction of new legislation to update the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is great news for all consumers. If passed, it will ensure …

BPA leaching into the environment, and more. 
This video is taken from the National Geographic’s series, Strange Days on Planet Earth. It’s a bit of a mix, looking at BPA as it leaches into the environment, …

The hard science of how BPA alters the development of the uterus at the genetic level. 
While the debate over the dangers of BPA continues between lobbyists, politicians and advocacy groups, the scientists are coming up with hard data that …

New study suggests phthalates may reduce IQ levels in boys. 
More bad news about phthalates. And that means more bad news for us, as we are exposed to plastics containing phthalates in our kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, …

BPA is everywhere 
BPA is widespread in water and sand. Here is a link to the story...

The EPA is going to take a closer look at BPA in plastics, and in the environment. 
Interesting article in The New York Times today. First, it is good to see that they are following the FDAs lead, and taking the risks associated with …

Imagine it was your child in this sea of filthy plastic. 
In recognition of World Water Day, boston.com is showcasing a series of amazing photographs from The National Geographic. Some of the images are beautiful, …

Perils of plastics - Risks to human health and the environment. 
This is an excellent article on the perils of plastic, by Richard Harth. In it, he focuses on the work of Rolf Halden, associate professor in the School …

Is it even possible to get BPA out of our food? 
Interesting article in the Environmental Health News site today. It draws significantly from a recent article in the Washington Post, but goes on to …

"BPA has no effects on brain development." Oh, really? 
This kind of reporting at the CanPlastics.com site makes my blood boil. Here is how it starts: "A new industry-funded study has found no evidence …

Polystyrene food containers targeted in Chicago restaurants and schools. 
Interesting article in the Chicago Tribune today. This article is primarily about the waste generated by single-use polystyrene food trays used in schools. …

Exposing the use of phthalates in the adult toy industry 
The use of toxic chemicals and phthalates has been largely unregulated in the adult toy industry. Phthalates have been declared so harmful that in 2005 …

Health Canada says get phthalates out of toys. 
Great news in today’s Montreal Gazette. While most governments fiddle around the edges when it comes to the regulation of BPA and phthalates in plastics, …

When the BPA story is covered in USA Today, you know some progress is being made. 
USA Today is running an article today about the dangers of BPA. Well, most of us already know that story. But the fact that the story is in USA Today …

The American Chemistry Council doesn't care about your children, only profits. 
This excellent article from the Journal Sentinel provides an important insight into why government bodies are so slow to protect us from dangerous chemicals. …

Looks like California is going to drop the hammer on BPA. 
According to a release from BreastCancerFund.org, the California Environmental Protection Agency plans to add bisphenol A (BPA) to the state’s official …

BPA toxins put newborns and mothers at risk – What are we thinking? 
This article by Dr. Joseph Mercola in the Huffington Post is both comprehensive and disturbing. Within the first few paragraphs Dr. Mercola says: …

Is it safe to heat food in plastic? 
This article from Goodhousekeeping.com is an oldie -- October 2008 - but a goodie. It's important, because its observations include the results of testing …

AARP jumps into the BPA debate. Yes, BPA impacts us all, not just the young.  
In an article at AARP.org, the author wrote the usual roundup of information on the impact of BPA on our health. But there were two things different …

The EPA has tested only 200 out of 80,000 potentially toxic chemicals. 
In an excellent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer today, Sandy Bauers gives an account of the current state of play when it comes to government responses …

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Public concerns over BPA drive manufacturers to work on BPA-free water cooler bottles. 
It seems that public concerns over BPA in baby bottles and sports bottles is finally causing manufacturers to take a close look at those 5-gallon water …

A mom speaks to the U.S. Senate about toxic chemicals. 
Interesting piece in today’s Seattle PostGlobe. Molly Gray of Seattle was one of a number of people testifying in front of the Senate. Among others, …

BPA and phthalates make up just a small part of your total body burden of toxic chemicals. 
You’re right to be concerned about the BPA and phthalates that enter your body through contact with toxic plastics in your home. But once you have a handle …

BPA exposure during pregnancy could increase child asthma risk. 
A disturbing article on BPA at emaxhealth.com today. Researchers have now found a link between BPA exposure and asthma in children. Here is how the …

Article on the less well-known sources of BPA in our homes. 
Writing for the Huffington Post, Jennifer Grayson has written a couple of interesting pieces on the less-known sources of BPA in our homes and workplaces. …

How companies get around having to tell people about dangerous chemicals in their products. 
In a recent article by the Environmental Working Group they expose how companies are using an EPA loophole to hide the truth from their customers. In …

An interview with the authors of the book, Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things. 
Interesting interview in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The authors of Slow Death by Rubber Duck are doing a book signing in Seattle, so Midge Raymond …

BPA linked to heart disease and type 2 diabetes. 
This article from the New Scientist isn’t a recent one, but it does touch on an important topic. Lately a lot has been written about how BPA, found …

More evidence of a connection between phthalates and behavioral problems. 
A new study is coming out soon, adding more evidence to the belief that there is a direct connection between prenatal exposure to phthalates and behavioral …

Revenue from BPA based products is estimated to be over $700,000 per hour. 
This is just one of the interesting facts shared in a recent post at TheGreenWayBlog.com. The post, written by April Scott, is filled with interesting …

Legislation seeks limited ban on chemical (BPA) used in plastics. 
Excellent article today by Craig Welch, environment reporter for the Seattle Times. As the headline suggests, the article lets everyone know about an …

Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates Linked to Behavior Problems in Children 
According to this article at Emaxhealth.com: “Women who are exposed to high levels of hormone-disrupting substances called phthalates during pregnancy …

90 Percent of Cord Blood from U.S. Babies Tests Positive for BPA 
Interesting and disturbing article from NaturalNews.com today. Based on testing conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), 9 out of 10 babies …

Study finds link between phthalates and the symptoms of ADHD. 
This story appeared in Science Daily back in November, but it doesn’t appear to have received the exposure it deserves. In a report by Korean scientists …

Bad BPA: Feedback from the chemical industry, and others. 
Interesting piece in today’s New York Times. It comprises letters to the editor in response to an earlier article about the FDA’s shift in position regarding …

FDA expresses concerns over health risks from BPA 
Good coverage in the Washington Post on how the FDA is finally reversing its position on BPA. Governments all over the world have been taking steps …

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