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Corn Based BPA Replacement

For those of you following the continued research into the safety/dangers of Bisphenol A (BPA) here is some encouraging news. Scientists have figured out how to create a product that acts much the same as BPA, but it is derived from corn, instead of petroleum. The company Archer Daniels Midland is now producing the corn-based chemical called isosorbide. “With increased interest in environmental improvement, we see growing opportunity to expand our portfolio of renewable industrial products,” said the ADM Industrial Chemicals business director, Robert Broomham. Isosorbide can be used in the manufacture of most of the same products as BPA can, such as polyesters, epoxy resins for paints, polycarbonates for …

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How To Spot BPA Free Receipt Paper

The only company in the U.S. that produces a BPA free version of thermal paper, which is the widely used paper for receipts, has just announced a new method of letting consumers know that they are not being exposed to BPA. We recently updated you on a new study that had discovered that the BPA found on most types of receipt paper was entering the body through the skin. You can see that post here: BPA Toxin Coats Cash Register Receipts The largest producer of thermal paper, Appleton, is also the only producer of BPA free thermal paper. They have come up with a clever way for consumers to know …

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Reusable, BPA Free Canning Jar Lids!

BPA (Bishpenol A) continues to make headlines as a chemical found in most plastics that leaches from food containers and makes its way into our bodies and causes health problems. For canning enthusiasts, a new type of BPA free canning jar lid has just started making its way into the spot light. Traditional methods of preserving food in canning jars has recently reemerged as a popular practice as it is seen to be a way of storing food in a container that will not leach BPA or any other toxic chemical. The thought that has crossed many a-canner’s mind though is whether or not the plastic coated canning lids present …

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BPA From Dental Work

As you are reading this the FDA is in the middle of an ongoing process to decide on how to classify the controversial chemical BPA (bisphenol A). While they are dealing with those tough decisions, new research continues to pour in. The latest study has just emerged showing that BPA is being found in the saliva of children up to three hours after they receive dental work. Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, led by Philip Landrigan, MD, Professor and Chair of Preventive Medicine, Dean for Global Health, and Director of the Children’s Environmental Health Center at Mount Sinai made the discovery. Their research has now been published in …

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BPA Damages Sperm

The chemical toxin BPA (Bisphenol A), which is found in plastic food and drink containers, is back in the news. This time BPA is linked to lowering sperm count and quality. Research from a team led by John Meeker, assistant professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health was recently published in the journal Reproductive Toxicology. “We found that if we compare somebody in the top quartile of exposure with the lowest quartile of exposure, sperm concentration was on average about 23 percent lower in men with the highest BPA,” Meeker explained. “Much of the focus for BPA is on the exposures in utero …

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BPA Toxin Coats Cash Register Receipts

BPA (a synthetic estrogen like chemical ) has been in the news recently for it’s toxic effects on humans who are exposed to it via plastic baby bottles and water containers. Now new research has found that BPA is effecting us via the paper receipts from your local grocery store, post office etc. One of the world’s leading research facilities for detecting BPA concentrations, University of Missouri Division of Biological Sciences laboratory, examined 36 receipts to asses their BPA levels and found that over 40% containted BPA. Around 20% had extremely high levels. “We’ve come across potentially major sources of BPA right here in our daily lives,” said Sonya Lunder, …

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Plastic Harms Unborn Children

Recent news posts have called attention to the dangerous chemical BPA (Bisphenol A) found in common plastics such as water bottles. New research is furthering the discovery of just how this commonly used plastic chemical can effect the development and long term health of unborn children, via their mothers. “Exposure to BPA may be harmful during pregnancy; this exposure may permanently affect the fetus,” explained Hugh S. Taylor, Ph.D., co-author of the study from Yale University School of Medicine. “We need to better identify the effects of environmental contaminants on not just crude measures such as birth defects, but also their effect in causing more subtle developmental errors.” Exstensive testing …

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