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BPA

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, May 8, 2009

This morning, Minnesota’s governor, Tim Pawlenty (R) signed landmark legislation, the first statewide prohibition on the use of the toxic plastics chemical Bisphenol-A, or BPA, in baby bottles and sippy cups. The prohibition will go into effect January 1, 2010.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Earlier this month, we daylighted a CDC report that showed perchlorate contamination in infant formula. Not surprisingly, we received quite a few questions about formula that week, so we put these recomendations together to supplement our perchlorate report FAQ.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Or maybe you're curious as to why endocrine-disrupting chemicals in the Chesapeake Bay may be causing transgender fish and frogs?

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

New tests by Health Canada's Bureau of Chemical Safety have found bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic sex hormone and common plastics component, in 85 percent of 72 canned soft drinks sold in Canadian stores. The chemical is believed to have leached into the drinks from the epoxy resin can linings, which contain BPA.

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Friday, March 6, 2009

A few weeks back I read Peggy Orenstein's piece The Toxic Paradox in the New York Times Sunday magazine. It hadn't settled all that well with me, so when I saw an Environmental Health News editorial titled The Other Toxic Paradox a little later, I was eager to read it.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Suffolk County Legislature has voted to ban bisphenol A, a synthetic sex hormone and plastic component, in children's products, making the Long Island county the nation's first BPA-free jurisdiction.

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) has introduced legislation sponsored by Environmental Working Group (EWG) to reduce exposure of California’s infants and toddlers to the toxic hormone disrupting chemical bisphenol-A (BPA).

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

It is the federal law that industry loves and environmentalists love to hate, yet have been unable to reform since it was enacted a generation ago. But a congressional hearing convened today by Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois may signal the beginning of the end of a federal policy that has made it all but impossible for the government to protect the public health from toxic industrial chemicals.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
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Monday, January 19, 2009

Newborn babies are more intensely exposed than previously documented to contamination by bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic estrogen and ubiquitous plastic component, according to two new studies published by Environmental Health Perspectives.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

In response to yesterday's report that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found another toxic chemical -- this time melamine -- in infant formula, Environmental Working Group (EWG) today called on major formula makers to inform consumers what steps they are taking to ensure their products are safe.

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Friday, October 31, 2008

In the wake of an FDA advisory panel’s devastating rebuke of the agency’s safety assessment for the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) Environmental Working Group (EWG) has written North America’s leading infant formula manufacturers and canned food producers urging them to take immediate steps to remove BPA from canned infant formula and other canned foods.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

FDA’s advisory Science Board convened a BPA panel to evaluate an FDA staff risk assessment that termed bisphenol A (BPA) safe in food packaging. In its testimony to the panel, EWG highlighted 7 key shortcomings in the staff assessment.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

In a stinging rebuke to the Food and Drug Administration, a key science advisory panel has broken with Bush FDA officials and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and embraced the position of public health advocates and dozens of independent scientists that the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) may be a threat to human health.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported today that internal documents from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) show that an agency task force assessment of the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) “was written largely by the plastics industry and others with a financial stake in the controversial chemical.”

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Safeway’s announcement today that it will stop selling baby bottles containing the plastics component bisphenol-A (BPA) in its 1,775 stores in the U.S. and Canada is a promising first step toward reducing infants’ exposure to the hormone-disrupting chemical.

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Although completely eliminating exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) may not be possible, there are steps you can take to reduce your family's exposure to this chemical by avoiding common sources and limiting exposure for the highest risk groups.

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Friday, October 17, 2008

As soon as tomorrow, Canadian health officials are poised to list the synthetic sex hormone bisphenol-A (BPA) as a toxic substance. Canada’s action, which paves the way for an expected ban on BPA-based plastic baby bottles and BPA reductions in canned infant formula, is the most aggressive environmental health advance concerning the chemical undertaken by any nation.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

With yet another conflict of interest swirling around the Bush administration’s assessment of potential health risks from exposure to the toxic plastic chemical bisphenol-A (BPA), Environmental Working Group (EWG) has called on the FDA to halt all further work of the agency’s Science Board BPA subcommittee until a top-down investigation is concluded. 

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Breast milk is best, but whether you're feeding breastmilk or formula in a bottle, use EWG's guide to feed your baby safely.  

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