Water, water, everywhere. But how much do we pay attention to how we drink or shower or wash our cars? Do you refill your water from the water cooler at the office and think you’re safe from BPA because you use a recyclable, aluminum water bottle? We’ve written about water for last year’s Blog Action [...]
BPA, PBDE…WTF? Can’t figure out what chemical is what? GiveThemRoots has a great simple list of what these abbreviations mean – and why you should know them. Did you know Canada quietly declared BPA toxic back in October? Findings that BPA causes neurological and behavior development issues in rodents and likely sensitively to pregnant women [...]
Washington Post writer talks about the difficulty of finding BPA-free products that are traditionally in containers with BPA, i.e. tomato sauce. The article by Lyndsey Layton is here. For some other products that we’ve found, check it out here and here.
Many of you probably have heard about BPA and its potential harmful effects on humans. If BPA is so bad for you, why did it take the FDA 80 years to say something? WTF? BPA, or Bisphenol A, is an organic compound, a chemical that is used in many food packages, such as the lining [...]
Although there is quite a bit of debate about the potentially harmful effects of bisphenol-a, or BPA, on humans, some animal studies have suggested an increased risk of cancer and/or accelerated puberty. As an intrinsically risk averse human being, I eliminated all plastic containers in our home and discontinued purchases of canned beans and, sadly, [...]