Don’t Confuse Me With The Facts… About BPA

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Whether you’re interested in BPA or not, you might at least want to know what are the facts about BPA safety.  For some time, BPA has been a popular topic in the media, often with stories that suggest that exposure to BPA is harmful.  Is this true?
 
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My Polycarbonate Vacation

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Most people try very hard to not take their work with them on vacation. Vacations are supposed be refreshing and a good way to do that is to leave it all behind, at least for a while.

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What Happens To BPA In Your Body? Are We Sure We Know?

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Thursday, September 28, 2017

If you browse around on this website, you’ll quickly find the answer to the first question. The most common way we encounter BPA is through our diet and, after oral exposure, BPA is quickly absorbed into the body through the intestine.
 

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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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Should Canadians Worry About Exposure to BPA?

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Last week Health Canada released an anticipated report with important new data on exposure of Canadians to a variety of chemicals. It’s important because without knowing how much of which chemicals we’re exposed to, it’s difficult to know whether those chemical exposures are safe or not.
 

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Hot Dogs and Bisphenol F – A Summertime Classic!

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Monday, August 14, 2017

There’s still plenty of time this summer to fire up the grill and make some tasty hot dogs for a classic summertime meal. Slip one into a toasted bun with some relish and mustard, add the secret ingredient bisphenol F (BPF), and you’ll be in hot dog heaven.
 

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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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Where In The World Are You Safe From BPA?

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Based on how much you’ve heard about bisphenol A (BPA) in the media, it would be perfectly understandable if you concluded that BPA is public enemy #1. It’s apparently everywhere at unsafe levels and there is no way to escape.
 

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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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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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