Posts Tagged: BPA

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Thermal Paper Increases BPA Exposure

Thermal paper (commonly used for print receipts) could cause substantially more exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) than was previously recognized, according to a new PLOS One study. The research is the latest of about 600 articles on the harmful effects of BPA published in medical journals since 2010. Manufacturers produce roughly 6 billion pounds of… posted in: Environmental & Occupational Health, News tags:


National BPA Protections May Come This Year

The Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2013, introduced by Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass), would ban BPA (Bisphenol A) in food packaging and reusable food containers. Scientists consider BPA to be an “endocrine-disrupting compound” because the body responds to it like estrogen. Multiple studies link BPA to precocious puberty, neurodevelopmental problems, cardiovascular disease and Type 2… Read more »

Study Connects BPA with Asthma

Even if we avoid bottled water, we come into contact with Bisphenol A (BPA) every day because it is almost everywhere: Chemical firms produce about six billion pounds of BPA every year to make things like medical devices, plastic tableware and food storage containers. It also coats products like food cans, ATM and retail receipts,… Read more »

More Cause for Concern About BPA: Obesity

Prenatal and childhood exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) and obesity are “significantly associated,” according to a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. BPA is a chemical used in manufacturing certain plastics and as a lining for many food and drink containers. The new research re-affirms prior studies that demonstrate a link… Read more »