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Landmark BPA Study Finds Troubling Health Effects at FDA’s ‘Safe’ Levels

A groundbreaking new study, the first to test what happens in people immediately after they are exposed to bisphenol A, or BPA, shows that levels at which the federal government states is “safe” and...

EWG Lists the Top 10 Toxic Chemicals EPA Should Review Now

The nation's new chemical safety law promises to give the Environmental Protection Agency expanded authority to regulate hazardous chemicals in consumer products. But of the tens of thousands of...

New EWG Database Reveals 16,000 Foods That May Be Packaged with BPA

For consumers who want to avoid bisphenol A, EWG today unveiled an easily searchable database of more than 16,000 food and beverage items that may come in cans, bottles or jars containing the hormone...

Conventional Wisdom Overlooks Links between Chemical Mixtures and Cancer

Conventional thinking about cancer prevention may overlook growing evidence that the combined effects of chemicals that are not carcinogenic on their own may be a significant cause of cancer...

EWG Targets Brands Still Using Toxic BPA in Canned Food

A new analysis of the canned food marketplace released today by EWG will help American shoppers determine which products still contain the toxic hormone disruptor bisphenol A, or BP

BPA Designation is a Huge Victory For Californians

The decision of a scientific advisory committee to add bisphenol A, or BPA, to California's Proposition 65 list of toxic chemicals is a huge victory in the fight to protect people from this harmful...

Feinstein Introduces Bill To Protect People From BPA

Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced a bill yesterday that would help protect Americans from the toxic chemical bisphenol A, known as BPA, the Environmental Working Group said in a statement...

Lawmakers Push To Protect Consumers From Toxic BPA

Several members of Congress are pushing a bill to better protect consumers – particularly the elderly, pregnant women children, and workers – from a known toxic hormone disruptor bisphenol-A, or BPA.

EWG's “Dirty Dozen” list of hormone-disrupting chemicals

EWG and the Keep A Breast Foundation today released a guide to educate consumers about some of the most problematic hormone-altering chemicals that people are routinely exposed to. EWG parntered with...

NY County Bans BPA-Laced Register Receipts

New York's Suffolk County will soon ban retailers from issuing register receipts that contain the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A or BPA.

BPA May Put Kids at Greater Risk of Obesity, Study Says

A new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that children and teens with very high levels of the plastics chemical, bisphenol A, or BPA, in their urine are...

FDA To Bar BPA From Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups

Less than a year after the state of California banned baby bottles and sippy cups made with the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol-A, BPA, the federal government has followed suit.

FDA to Ban BPA from Infant Formula

The federal Food and Drug Administration has informed Rep. Edward M. Markey (D-MA) that it is beginning a process that could end the use of the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, in infant...

FDA Keeps Toxic Plastic Chemical in Food, Infant Formula

Once again, the federal agency charged with protecting the public from tainted food has ignored a mountain of scientific research and decided to allow a toxic chemical to remain in food packaging. The...

FDA to Decide Soon On Move Toward BPA Food Packaging Ban

The federal Food and Drug Administration, faced with a series of legal actions from environmental groups, is poised to decide whether to move toward barring the toxic chemical bisphenol-A from food...

World's Largest Soup Maker to Remove BPA from Cans

Campbell's Soup, whose iconic red and white label is found in pantries across the country, says it will stop using the notorious chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA, in the linings of its cans.

Chemical Giants Bow to BPA Ban in Kids' Foodware

Yielding to pressure from parents, health advocates, and lawmakers, the chemical industry has conceded that the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol-A should not be used to make baby bottles and sippy...

BPA Banned in California Baby Bottles

California parents are cheering and letting out a sigh of relief with the news that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation banning the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles...

California Senate Approves BPA Ban for Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups

The California State Senate voted today to ban the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol A from baby bottles and sippy cups sold in California.

Baby Products BPA Ban Heads to CA Senate

Legislation to ban the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol A from baby bottles and sippy cups sold in California is moving to the California Senate floor.

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