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Opposing Views on Bisphenol-A in the EU and Canada: One Labels it Toxic, The Other Safe

  It seems that the EU and Canada have dramatically contrasting views on the toxicity of Bisphenol-A (BPA). One has declared it toxic and the other safe. Who’s right? The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), pulling a page out of the FDA’s book, says there is no convincing evidence to cause it to ban BPA or […]

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Study: Human Exposure to BPA ‘Grossly Underestimated’

By GAYATHRI VAIDYANATHAN of Greenwire Published: September 20, 2010 Americans are likely to be exposed at higher levels than previously thought to bisphenol A, a compound that mimics hormones important to human development and is found in more than 90 percent of people in the United States, according to new research. U.S. EPA says it is […]

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Study: Human Exposure to BPA 'Grossly Underestimated'

By GAYATHRI VAIDYANATHAN of Greenwire Published: September 20, 2010 Americans are likely to be exposed at higher levels than previously thought to bisphenol A, a compound that mimics hormones important to human development and is found in more than 90 percent of people in the United States, according to new research. U.S. EPA says it is […]

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Even tiny exposure to BPA turns offspring into genetic mutants

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 by: Jonathan Benson A recent study published online in the journal Biology of Reproduction further reveals the disruptive nature of bisphenol A (BPA) in gene expression. According to the data, pregnant mice exposed to BPA experience significant genetic changes in their fetal ovaries, indicating that the next generation of their offspring will […]

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FDA continues dragging its feet on Bisphenol-A decision

Saturday, May 08, 2010 by: David Gutierrez The FDA has missed three self-imposed deadlines to re-evaluate its approval of the endocrine-disrupting chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA), after originally promising in June 2009 to deliver a finding in “weeks not months.” BPA is a prevalent industrial chemical used to make plastics hard and transparent, as in food containers, […]

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More states move to ban BPA even while FDA does nothing

Friday, May 07, 2010 by: Ethan A. Huff An increasing number of states are considering banning bisphenol-A (BPA) from food and drink containers in response to growing concerns that the chemical causes cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other serious illnesses. Despite disregard by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about its potential dangers, states […]

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