March 6, 2014. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ BPA Linked to Prostate Cancer ]
Cincinnati, OH Results of a new study just released link the potentially carcinogenic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) with prostate cancer. The study, though small, found high levels of BPA in men diagnosed with prostate cancer. Additionally, the researchers found that exposure to BPA disrupts cell division, potentially affecting the development of cancer in exposed individuals.
October 28, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ New Study Finds BPA Could Lead to Infertility ]
Oakland, CA A new study will be of interest to couples trying to have children—and could prove insightful to any hopeful parents having trouble conceiving. Doctors with Kaiser Permanente have published findings in Fertility and Sterility that suggest men with elevated levels of bisphenol A (BPA) were two to four times more likely to experience problems with the quality and the quantity of their sperm.
July 31, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ It's Getting Better, but Dangerous BPA in Cash Receipts a Continuing Concern ]
Washington, DC A recent study commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that a slim majority of cash register receipts analyzed for bisphenol A (BPA) levels showed either no BPA or just trace amounts of the substance. However, the remaining 40 percent of thermal paper receipts, originating with some of the largest retailers in the country, contained BPA levels anywhere from 250 to 1,000 times higher than products already known to contain BPA.
December 7, 2009. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Study Finds US Infants Contaminated with BPA ]
Washington, DC A two-year study commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), in conjunction with Rachel's Network, found that most US infants are contaminated in the womb with bisphenol A (BPA). Alarmingly, further tests found 232 other common household chemicals in the umbilical cord of American babies.
October 21, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ New, Startling Source of BPA: Cash Register Receipts ]
Wilmington, MA For those concerned about the health implications of bisphenol-A (BPA), the focus has been on things like plastic water bottles, baby bottles or even lined aluminum water bottles.
September 2, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Sigg Admits BPA Bisphenol in Older Metal Water Bottles ]
Stamford, CT A trendy metal water bottle that cashed in over BPA Bisphenol concerns in plastic bottles appears to have a BPA products scandal of its own. Sigg, the maker of metal personal water bottles that are sold in 15,000 stores worldwide, recently admitted that bottles manufactured prior to August of last year featured an inner liner that contained trace amounts of Bisphenol A.
March 6, 2009. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Study Finds BPA in Soft Drinks ]
Ottawa, Canada Tests conducted by Health Canada have found Bisphenol A (BPA) in at least 84 percent of canned soft drinks sold in Canada. Bisphenol A is a controversial chemical—while some experts argue that it is harmless at low doses, others say that even small amounts of the chemical can be very harmful, especially to infants and children.
October 17, 2008. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Bisphenol-A and its link to Breast Cancer ]
Washington, DC Bisphenol A (BPA) may deliver women a double whammy by putting them at risk for developing breast cancer and again by interfering with the treatment for cancer recovery. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that BPA may reduce the effectiveness of chemotherapy in fighting breast cancer. Researchers have been worried that BPA leaching from consumer products is giving women what amounts to an extra dose of hormones, raising lifetime risk of malignancy.
January 19, 2008. By Paul Halpern.
Washington, DC: The Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the head of its Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations are concerned about possible dangers to infants from bisphenol A. Michigan Democratic congressmen John Dingell and Bart Stupak want answers from the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and seven companies that manufacture and package baby formula about the use and safety of bisphenol A in packaging that contains infant formula as well as in plastic nursing bottles.Read [ Congressional Committee Investigating Bisphenol A as Hazardous to Infants ]
August 11, 2007. By Jane Mundy.
Seattle, WA: What do baby bottles, flame retardants and some resins have in common? They all contain Bisphenol A (BPA), an industrial chemical used to make polycarbonate plastic resins, epoxy resins, and other products. Because this kind of plastic is lightweight and heat resistant (among other attributes) it is used in a wide variety of products including reusable food and drink containers and baby bottles.Read [ Bisphenol-A in Baby Bottles ]