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EWG has pushed to ban BPA ever since it showed that the chemical leaches from can linings into foods, beverages and infant formula – and ends up in the bodies of 93 percent of Americans.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Maine just became the ninth state to ban the use of bisphenol A in baby products.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has never taken steps to get BPA out of children's products, and just last fall the U.S. Senate dropped legislation to restrict BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups at the request of the chemical industry.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Good news. Maine governor Paul LePage claims he has read the scientific research on the health dangers posed by bisphenol-A, the plastic component and synthetic estrogen.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Just a week after a few members of Congress buckled to chemical industry interests and blocked language that would have banned BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups, the European Union is showing the courage to do the right thing for babies' health.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Bisphenol-A (BPA) will be banned from baby bottles come June of 2011, announced the European Union’s executive commission on Thursday.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Raw political power was on display last week in the U.S. Senate. The "world's greatest deliberative body" had just completed two years of negotiations over legislation to safeguard the nation's food supply, and for the first time Congress was poised to take a moderate step in the right direction by restricting the use of the plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and infants' sippy cups.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Thanks to the tireless work and dogged determination of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and her tremendous staff, there was a deal this week -- after months of negotiations -- to include some regulation of BPA in a food safety bill that will probably pass the Senate soon after Thanksgiving.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Exposure to butylparaben, an ingredient common in personal care products, has been associated with DNA damage in men's sperm, according to an important new study led by John Meeker of the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The list of studies highlighting the health risks of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) grows longer by the week. Of course, all research is important, but a new study by a team of scientists led by Gail S. Prins, Ph.D. of the University of Illinois at Chicago may be the most significant work on BPA in some time.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

 

EWG writes FDA commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg that a pivotal new study intensifies concerns about the danger of bisphenol A, plastics chemical and synthetic estrogen, to public health.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Firefighters and beat cops. Soldiers, farm workers, war correspondents and hard hats who dangle from high iron as they build skyscrapers. Those are a few professions most folks consider risky. And if you're pregnant and happen to work behind a cash register, you, too, are not risk-free.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

In a victory for the chemical industry and a great loss for the health of California's children, the California State Legislature on Tuesday narrowly failed to pass a bill that would have eliminated the plastics chemical, bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic estrogen, from baby bottles, sippy cups and infant formula cans sold in California.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Oakland, Ca – In a victory for the chemical industry and a great loss for the health of California’s children, the California State Legislature on Tuesday narrowly failed to pass a bill that would have eliminated the plastics chemical, bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic estrogen, from baby bottles, sippy cups and infant formula cans sold in California.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sophisticated tests on paper used to print cash register receipts at 10 suburban Boston-area stores found measurable levels of the controversial plastics chemical bisphenol A in all but two of them, according to a new study by John C. Warner, acclaimed as the co-founder of “green chemistry.”

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sophisticated tests on paper used to print cash register receipts at 10 suburban Boston-area stores found measurable levels of the controversial plastics chemical bisphenol A in all but two of them, according to a new study by John C. Warner, acclaimed as the co-founder of “green chemistry.”

 
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC – Laboratory tests commissioned by Environmental Working Group (EWG) have found high levels of the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) on 40 percent of receipts sampled from major U.S.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

EWG found BPA on two-fifths of the 36 thermal paper receipts tested. Samples were gathered from major retail outlets including McDonald's, CVS, KFC, Whole Foods, Walmart, Safeway and the U.S. Postal Service.

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Oakland, Ca – The health of California’s children was the watchword today in Sacramento as the State Assembly voted 43-31 to ban the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) from food and beverage containers designed for children 3 and younger.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Do big corporations care about what large blocks of their shareholders have to say about company practices? I don't know. I've never worked for one.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

This month Maryland became the 5th state to ban the use of the plastics chemical, bisphenol A (BPA) in children's products, including baby bottles and sippy cups.

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