Thursday, October 23, 2014
Source:
American Chemistry Matters

This week, yet another new bisphenol A (BPA) study hit the news after being announced with a sensationalistic press release. The study appears to have been designed not to benefit public health, but to create drama. The study, from Frederick vom Saal and co-workers at the University of Missouri, examined potential exposure to BPA from holding thermal receipt paper and using the hands to eat French fries immediately after using hand sanitizer. It could be described mathematically as: Thermal Paper + French Fries + Hand Sanitizer = Latest BPA Hysteria

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Source:
Forbes

In her “Poison Pen” blog in last week’s New York Times, the science writer Deborah Blum calls attention to new research that raises alarming questions about adverse effects on the female reproductive organs from exposure to BPA (bisphenol-A).  Her article is titled, “In Plastics and Cans, a Threat to Women.” Blum described work by Jodi Flaws, a researcher at the University of Illinois, that appeared to show that exposing female mice in utero or at an early age to BPA, at levels comparable to those encountered by humans, induced adverse effects on the ovaries.

Monday, August 18, 2014
Source:
Science 2.0

There’s an emerging trend, of late, in the seemingly endless saga of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), which is most commonly used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins.  Although the BPA saga has not yet become completely passé, much of the attention that had been given to BPA is now focused on alternatives to BPA. Indeed, it seems that BPA-Free is becoming the new BPA.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Source:
American Chemistry Matters

While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) refreshed its bisphenol A (BPA) website last week, the Agency’s stance on the safety of BPA remains the same. As the FDA puts it, “BPA is safe at the current levels occurring in foods” and that “the use of BPA in food packaging and containers is safe.” The more user-friendly approach to communicating the organization’s research about BPA comes after several years of in-depth research and testing to determine if BPA is safe.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Source:
Science 2.0

For quite a few years, one of the most popular chemicals for scientific inquiry has been bisphenol A (BPA).  Scientists around the world have been conducting a diverse array of studies aimed at understanding whether BPA poses a risk to human health. Based on the weight of evidence from these many studies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently answered the question “Is BPA safe?” with a simple and unambiguous answer - “Yes.”

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Source:
Forbes

Several days ago an article titled “Is Your Shower Curtain Making You Fat?” appeared in the magazine Spry and was then reprinted in the Dodge City Daily Globe.  The article drew readers’ attention to the dangers of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), giving 5 examples of chemicals used in everyday consumer products (BPA, phthalates, PVC, PFC’s, and PBDFs).

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