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Study: Early BPA Exposure Increases Risk of Prostate Cancer

Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used to harden plastics, has been used since the 1960s to make a number of consumer goods such as bottles and cans. In the past several years, potential health risks associated with the chemical have come to the fore. “There is a lot of evidence associating daily exposure to a… Continue Reading

Scientist with Chemical Industry Ties Quits EU Advisory Panel

This report was originally published Oct. 15 by Environmental Health News. It is a follow-up to a Sept. 23 article entitled, “Scientists Critical of EU’s Draft Chemical Regulation Policy Have Industry Ties”. A German scientist who is critical of the European Union’s plan to regulate chemicals and has extensive financial ties to regulated companies has resigned from… Continue Reading

Fetus Not Vulnerable to BPA, Government Study Shows

Mother and unborn child metabolize bisphenol-A, study shows

An ongoing government research project has produced strong evidence that bisphenol-A, or BPA, ingested by a pregnant mother does not pose a risk to the fetus. Concerns over the chemical, which is used as a sealant in the linings of food and beverage containers and in the making of hard plastics, have focused largely on… Continue Reading

BPA Banned from Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that the controversial chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, can no longer be used to make baby bottles or sippy cups. The agency said it is taking this step not because BPA is unsafe when used in these products, but because the substance simply isn’t “used” in either… Continue Reading

FDA May Ban BPA from Infant Formula Containers

New strategy succeeds in BPA ban where others have failed

After scientific evidence failed to convince the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to outlaw BPA in food packaging, a lawmaker has spotted another way to get the agency to regulate the substance. Ever since 2008, when new research suggested that bisphenol A – used in packaging to make plastic harder or protect metal can linings… Continue Reading

FDA to Respond This Week to Petition to Ban BPA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is set to announce this week whether it will ban bisphenol A, a controversial chemical commonly known as BPA, in food and beverage packaging. The deadline, this Saturday, was set as part of a settlement of a lawsuit filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) against FDA. The… Continue Reading