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BPA: And Now the Placenta
Researchers in Canada have given the FDA something new to think about as it takes a fresh look at the risks of the ubiquitous plastics chemical bisphenol A, or BPA. Their small lab study is quite different from any that’s been done before, because they tested the chemical directly on cells from human...
BPA: Why are we still eating this stuff?
The federal Food and Drug Administration hasn’t forced the plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) out of food packaging – yet.   But as things now stand, it’s just a matter of time. On Friday, in a dramatic about-face, FDA officials announced they would “support” – meaning jawbone — the...
FDA Under Pressure for BPA Food Safety Rules
As a key deadline approaches, scientists and environmental health advocates are ramping up pressure on the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to rein in food contamination from bisphenol A (BPA), a plastic component and synthetic estrogen  detected in the bodies of 93 percent of Americans tested. During...
I’ll take my lipstick unleaded, please
You may have missed the Federal Food and Drug Administration’s latest study on lead in lipstick. After all, how many women peruse the latest ($35) issue of the Journal of Cosmetic Science while touching up for their next appointment? You’d hope you wouldn’t need to scour the scientific...
FDA Still Slow-walking Sunscreen Regs
EWG’s 2009 Sunscreen Guide finds some bright spots in the sun scene: The number of sunscreens containing UVA filters doubled, to 70 percent of 2,000-plus products analyzed. The number of sunscreens using oxybenzone, an endocrine-disrupting chemical, dropped by 19 percent. Two of five sunscreens on...
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