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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.

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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Testimonies & Official Correspondence
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

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Reports & Consumer Guides
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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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Maryland has become the fifth 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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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s commitment to protecting people and the environment from harmful chemicals was on display again yesterday as the agency announced plans to scrutinize closely the potential environmental risks of bisphenol-A (BPA).

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

In 2007 we tested canned food for BPA because the can linings contain the chemical, and we suspected it might leach into the food. And, as we all know now, it does.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Way back in 2007 my boss, EWG Vice-President for Research Jane Houlihan, sent me the results of canned food testing for a chemical called Bisphenol A. I hadn't previously paid much attention to this chemical and had no clue that it was in the canned beans my toddler nibbled nightly.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Last week the Maryland Senate unanimously voted to ban the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and sippy cups. The Senate's action, by a vote of 45 to 0, marks the last major hurdle for the BPA ban, sponsored by Senator Brian Frosh (D-Montgomery County).

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Maryland Senate today unanimously voted to ban the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and sippy cups. The Senate’s action, by a vote of 45 to 0, marks the last major hurdle for the BPA ban, sponsored by Senator Brian Frosh (D-Montgomery County).

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