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  • News

    Receipts a large — and largely ignored — source of BPA

    Cash register and other receipts may expose consumers to substantial amounts of bisphenol A, a hormone-mimicking chemical that has been linked with a host of potential health risks, according to a trio of recent studies. Each study offers preliminary evidence that a large number of retail outlets print sales receipts on certain types of heat-sensitive, or thermal, paper that use BPA as a...

    08/03/2010 - 11:30 Chemistry, Technology, Humans & Society, Earth & Environment
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    Exposure of moms-to-be to hormone-mimicking chemical may affect kids years later

    A new rodent study finds that even low-dose exposures to bisphenol A — a hormone-mimicking chemical that leaches out of many plastics and food-can liners — can provoke changes during pregnancy that are bad for both moms and their male offspring.

    The new data indicate that BPA is a “possible risk factor for gestational diabetes, type 2 diabetes and even cardiovascular disease...

    05/19/2010 - 18:08 Chemistry, Biomedicine, Earth & Environment
  • Science & the Public

    BPA found beached and at sea

    SAN FRANCISCO — Chemists have been showing for years that bisphenol A, an estrogen-mimicking building block of polycarbonate plastics and food-can coatings, can leach into food and drinks. But other materials contain BPA — and leach it — such as certain resins used in nautical paint. And Katsuhiko Saido suspects those paints explain the high concentrations of BPA that his team has just found...

    03/23/2010 - 17:17 Chemistry, Humans & Society, Earth & Environment, Matter & Energy
  • Science & the Public

    BPA and babies: Feds acknowledge concerns

    Federal health and research officials outlined new guidance today for parents on the use of hard, clear plastics made from bisphenol-A, a hormonelike chemical. Their bottom line: Minimize BPA-based products that could make contact with foods or drinks that infants or toddlers might consume — especially hot foods and drinks.

    But the Food and Drug Administration stopped short of...

    01/15/2010 - 18:37 Body & Brain, Earth & Environment, Humans & Society
  • News

    Study supports connection between BPA and heart disease

    A previously reported link between exposure to the plastics chemical bisphenol A and heart disease stands, reports a new study published online January 12 in PLoS ONE. Added to previous work, the finding provides a third prong of evidence implicating the chemical in cardiovascular and metabolic problems, notes Richard Stahlhut of the Center for Reproductive Epidemiology at the University of...

    01/12/2010 - 20:26 Body & Brain, Earth & Environment, Humans & Society
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    Concerns over bisphenol A continue to grow

    Women may want to reconsider that popular style accessory, certain hard plastic water bottles available in fashion-coordinating colors. New animal studies link the chemical bisphenol A, which leaches from such polycarbonate plastics and food can linings, with heart arrhythmias in females and permanent damage to a gene important for reproduction. Other recent...
    07/02/2009 - 13:32 Chemistry, Biomedicine, Science & Society, Toxicology
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    Boyish Brains: Plastic chemical alters behavior of female mice

    Exposure to the main ingredient of polycarbonate plastics can modify brain formation in female mouse fetuses and make the lab animals, later in life, display a typically male behavior pattern, scientists have announced.

    The chemical, bisphenol-A, is measurable in 95 percent of U.S. residents, according to past research. The chemical mimics the hormone estrogen, which in mammalian...

    05/03/2006 - 10:49