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Three Reasons to Safely Drink out of Plastic Water Bottles

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

It sometimes seems not a day goes by without another article on the internet announcing 5, 7 or even more reasons not to drink out of plastic water bottles. That recommendation could only make sense if the reasons are valid, and this is where the articles come up dry.

With the three reasons below, you can safely ignore the 5, 7, or more reasons in so many other articles and continue to drink out of plastic bottles to your heart’s content.

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The National Academy of Sciences Comments on BPA

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Friday, July 28, 2017

Last week an expert committee of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released a report with the esoteric title “Application of Systematic Review Methods in an Overall Strategy for Evaluating Low-Dose Toxicity from Endocrine Active Chemicals.” I’m guessing that one slipped by under your radar screen. Just reading the title might deter you from reading any further, but keep reading this blog since the report revealed a very important observation about bisphenol A (BPA).

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Is there BPA in the water?

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Saturday, May 6, 2017

The days of river pollution causing fires are long over. These days Americans almost take it for granted that the rivers, streams and lakes around us are safe and clean.  However, concerns about whether there are contaminants in water and their possible health risks still exist.

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No need to worry of BPA lurking with those dust mites

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Dust is commonly defined as the fine, dry particles of matter that are present anywhere matter is present. It’s pretty much everywhere, including the ubiquitous household dust that seems to magically appear in our homes on every surface and in the form of dust bunnies under furniture.

Household dust is made up of particles from every type of matter in our surroundings, including particles of us. From skin cells and hair, to fabric fibers, to pollen and soil particles, household dust has it all.

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How much fish can you eat?

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Friday, February 24, 2017

Like most people, you probably like seafood. In addition to tasting good, seafood supplies healthy amounts of vitamins, minerals, proteins and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.  The latter is particularly important since consumption of these fatty acids is linked to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. That’s why international health agencies recommend 1-2 servings of fish each week. What’s not to like?

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'BPA-free' takes on 'fake news'

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Friday, March 24, 2017

Due to years of attention to bisphenol A (BPA), used primarily to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, there is now quite a bit of attention to various alternatives described generically as “BPA-Free“. Many manufacturers proudly apply a BPA-Free label to their products, even though some never contained BPA to begin with.

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