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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.

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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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Special to Enviroblog by Elizabeth Grossman, who writes about environmental and science issues from Portland, Oregon and is author, most recently of Chasing Molecules.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Since the U.S. Food & Drug Administration expressed "some concern" about BPA last week ('bout time), more and more people are wondering whether they should be concerned about it, how they're exposed, and how to avoid it?

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Today’s decision by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reverse its position over the health risks posed by the chemical, bisphenol A (BPA) could be the Waterloo for the ubiquitous estrogen mimicking substance found in the blood and urine of almost every American.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

EWG's Richard Wiles testifies to the Pennsylvania legislature on the dangers of BPA in children's products.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

On January 14, 2010, EWG President Ken Cook sent this letter to the FDA Commissioner, making it clear that we believe the FDA needs to act - and act now- to reduce the human health burden of BPA. It's just too high.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

While other federal public health and environmental agencies have targeted the plastics ingredient bisphenol A (BPA) as a chemical of concern to human health, the Food and Drug Administration has remained silent. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook asked why.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

As the saying goes, another one bites the dust. Another year, that is. But before we leave 2009 behind for good - which many of us would happily do - let's take a quick look back at the 10 most popular Enviroblog posts of the year. It's a (web)log, after all, of what's newsworthy in toxics, a chronicle of what was on our minds, and yours.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

By Alex Formuzis, EWG Director of Communications

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Back in the 1960s and 1970s, the outcry over Rachel Carson's path-breaking Silent Spring and global mobilization around the first Earth Day spurred scientists to attempt to quantify how much pollution was getting into people. Early methods -- measuring contaminants in water, air and soil, constructing mathematical models, analyzing lifestyles -- were roundabout and ultimately unsatisfying.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Laboratory tests commissioned by Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Rachel's Network have detected bisphenol A (BPA) for the first time in the umbilical cord blood of U.S. newborns.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Laboratory tests commissioned by EWG have detected as many as 232 toxic chemicals in cord blood samples collected from 10 minority newborns. Notably these tests show, for the first time, bisphenol A (BPA), a plastic component and synthetic estrogen, in umbilical cord blood of American infants.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Not so long ago, many of us were happily - and possibly a little smugly - sipping water from our reusable aluminum water bottles. Until, that is, we learned that Sigg and Gaiam bottles weren't exactly the BPA-free solution we had spent all that money on.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

SIGG CEO Steve Wasik called EWG's President, Ken Cook, earlier today to discuss our response to his recent announcement that SIGG water bottles did in fact contain the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in its liners until August 2008.

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