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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.

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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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Over 100 California moms rallied in Sacramento on August 26th to send a message to their state Assembly.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

1,000 BPA-free baby bottles landed in east Los Angeles last week.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

EWG writes FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to express concern that the agency’s assessment of the plastics chemical BPA has not advanced, and data gaps remain.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

This week, Mitchell Cheeseman, the point person for the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) safety review of bisphenol A (BPA), strongly suggested that the agency is not taking the “fresh look” at the chemical promised in June.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

We're working hard in California to ban BPA in baby bottles, sippy cups and other food containers meant for kids.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

For the first time under the Obama administration’s leadership, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is scheduled on Monday, August 17th, to update the public on its new scientific review of the safety of the plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

 

Comments to the Science Board of the Food and Drug Administration

Jane Houlihan, MSCE, Senior Vice President for Research Sonya Lunder, MPH, Senior Analyst

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Several months ago, EWG helped break news of a secret meeting convened at a fancy private club in Washington, where lobbyists from the chemical industry and food companies hatched a plot to mislead consumers about the risks of bisphenol-A (BPA), a toxic chemical used in many food containers.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Most people prefer their foods free of pesticides and toxic chemicals, for a whole host of (pretty) obvious reasons. I know I do.

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Friday, July 31, 2009

Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Food Safety and Enhancement Act of 2009 (H.R.2749) which included a provision by Representative Edward Markey (D-MA) that would require the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make a determination on BPA safety by the end of this year.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

By Lisa Frack, EWG Online Organizer

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A California science advisory panel today failed to declare exposure to the plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) toxic to the developing fetus and child, despite mounting scientific evidence of health risks.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hi, my name is Lisa and I spend more time reading labels than ballots. There, I said it. Why do I spend so much time reading labels?

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