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BPA-Free Plastic May Not Be Safer After All

BPA-free plastic products were supposed to be safer compared to those that contained the infamous ingredient. However, researchers accidentally discovered that BPA alternatives are still as dangerous, resulting to chromosomal abnormalities in exposed mice.

Public Health September 15, 2018

Prenatal Exposure To BPA Ups Chances Of Developing Depression And Anxiety In Boys

Prenatal BPA exposure has been found to increase risks of depression and anxiety symptoms in boys. This is on top of other adverse effects that have been associated with the chemical so far, like preterm births and lung complications.

Public Health August 17, 2016

Chemicals In Plastic Food Containers May Irreversibly Weaken Children's Teeth

Chemicals found in plastic food containers may damage children's teeth beyond repair. These chemicals were found to disrupt teeth enamel function, which provides dental protection.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 2, 2016

Campbell Soup Wants To Use BPA-Free Cans Due To Consumer Concerns

Campbell Soup will transition to BPA-free cans to address consumer health and safety concerns. BPA is used to line cans to prevent the food contents from corroding the metal. Here's why you should care.

Life April 4, 2016

BPA Found In 86 Percent Of Food Cans Sold In Canadian Stores

In a new survey of 192 food cans from major retailers, 86 percent of those purchased in Canada contained the endocrine disrupting chemical bisphenol A or BPA. The report also warned about the safety and dangers of BPA alternatives.

Life April 1, 2016

Campbell Soup Cans Will Be BPA-Free By Mid-2017

There is something new in a Campbell soup can, and it is not a new flavor. The company has decided to shift to BPA-free cans by 2017.

Life March 30, 2016

Plastic Chemical BPA Used In Food Containers Linked To Premature Births

BPA was linked to increased risk for premature birth. Pregnant women with high concentration of the plastic chemical in their blood are at increased risk of giving birth before their baby is due.

Life March 27, 2016

BPA-Free Plastics Aren’t As Safe As You Think: BPS Alters Embryonic Growth As Soon As A Day After Exposure

Although Bisphenol S (BPS) has been touted as a better alternative to Bisphenol A, a study using zebrafish found that low exposure to both chemicals speeds up embryonic growth and alters the reproductive system. The level of chemicals used in the study was same with the chemicals' traces in polluted waters.

February 3, 2016

California Mulling Over More Stringent Warnings For Products With BPA

A decision by a board of experts would have BPA-containing products such as plastic bottles and canned goods that are distributed in California bear a label that warns of the harmful effect of BPA on women's reproductive health.

Life May 10, 2015

Study Warns BPA-free Label Does Not Mean You're Safe from Toxic Materials: What You Should Know

Researchers at the University of Calgary, Canada, have conducted a study which reveals that both BPA and BPS (that are found in plastic, canned foods etc.) can cause alterations in the brain development, which leads to hyperactivity in zebrafish. Zebrafish share 80 percent of the genes found in humans.

Life January 14, 2015

BPA Lining Soda Cans, Other Canned Goods May Increase Blood Pressure

Bisphenol A (BPA) lining in food cans can elevate the risk of high blood pressure. People with high blood pressure and heart disease should understand the risks involved with the consumption of soda cans and other food items.

Life December 9, 2014

Drop that cash register receipt, it is exposing you to BPA. What to know

Handling cash register receipts that are made from thermal paper elevates the risk of BPA exposure. BPA can be transferred from hand to food and also be absorbed via the skin.

Life October 23, 2014

Do your receipts contain BPA in dangerous amounts?

Bisphenol A can be easily absorbed into human blood streams from cash register receipts, according to a new study from the University of Missouri. But how much danger does the public face?

Life October 22, 2014

Study links BPA exposure of pregnant women to lung problems in kids

The exposure of bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy in women may increase the risk of lung problems in their children. Effects of BPA in early childhood may disappear over time.

Life October 7, 2014

You're absorbing BPA from receipts, study finds

BPA is a harmful chemical, and a new study shows you may be absorbing it every time you shop.

Life February 27, 2014

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