health impacts of plastic

Activists propose new BPA restrictions

By Sarah Delage, WCSH Portland

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A group that successfully got Bisphenol-Abanned from baby bottles last year is now trying to ban the substance from other products. The legislature voted overwhelmingly last year to ban BPA in baby bottles, sippy cups, ...Read More.

Study: BPA in packaging can affect female heart

By Jenni Spinner

Bisphenol A toys with the female heart, a new study finds. And under the right conditions, its authors worry, this near-ubiquitous pollutant might even prove deadly. BPAis a building block of clear hard plastics, dental sealants and the resins lining ... Read More.

Mexico Ignores Warnings about Bisphenol A

By Emilio Godoy

MEXICO CITY, Dec 20, 2011 (Tierramérica) - Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in strong plastics, is banned in baby bottles in Canada and the European Union. But Mexico has made no move to outlaw it from plastic bottles or the lining ... Read More.

BPA exposure can alter memory in adults, rodent study suggests

From Environmental Health News

Bisphenol-A impairs memory and reduces dendritic spine density in adult male rats. Behavioral Neuroscience Bisphenol-A at a level below the US safe daily dose impairs memory and alters brain structure in adult male ...Read More.

BPA Contamination and Thermal Cash Register Receipts

Researchers have warned that 94 percent of thermal cash register receipts are contaminated with Bisphenol A (BPA) - a substance that may have harmful health effects. ...Read More.

Recycling thermal cash register receipts contaminates paper products with BPA

The recycling of those receipts, they add, is a source of BPA contamination of paper napkins, toilet paper, food packaging and other paper products. The report, which could have special implications for cashiers and other people who routinely handle ...Read More.

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