Category: BPA

Top Five Tips to Avoid Dangerous Chemicals

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals are linked to cognitive deficits, obesity, diabetes, male and female reproductive dysfunction, birth defects, cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases. STORY AT-A-GLANCE Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are linked to many negative health effects and it is important to avoid exposure as much as possible EDCs lurk in food packaging, nonorganic food, nonstick cookware, detergents,…


BPA Replacement Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Disease

Bisphenol-S (BPS), a replacement chemical for bisphenol-A (BPA), may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in the U.S. population, according to a new study published earlier this month in Environmental Sciences Europe. A near-ubiquitous ingredient in plastic products, BPA is increasingly replaced by cousin chemicals — such as Bisphenol F (BPF) or BPS — due to mounting health…


Get BPA out of Food Packaging, US Health Professionals Tell Feds

With Europe moving to all but ban BPA from food packaging products, the U.S. needs to do the same, a coalition of doctors and scientists said in a petition today. “We are asking the FDA to review the safety of BPA, to remove or restrict approvals for BPA, so we remove the overexposure happening right…


BPA Transmission via Placenta Could Harm Fetal Brain Development

Direct transmission of bisphenol A from through the placenta could negatively affect fetal brain development, a new study shows. Cheryl Rosenfeld, a professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri, and colleagues propose more attention should be placed on how this temporary organ affects fetal brain development. “The placenta…