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BPA and plastics: the not-so scary truth

What’s trending right now? Lots of chatter about the safety of plastics: Are plastics safe in food packaging? Are they safe in carry-out food containers? What about the plastics in my kitchen? What should I do? Questions like these are the result of pressure groups targeting plastics — the very plastics that have been approved [...]

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What’s missing from Nick Kristof’s latest column?

What is most striking about Nick Kristof’s latest column about endocrine disruption is what’s missing from it. Granted, one has to know the science and regulatory considerations well enough to see all of the angles this article could have and should have covered. But what readers got instead was a very selective viewpoint, revealing a [...]

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Philadelphia Inquirer gets it wrong on EPA’s authority under TSCA

It’s clear that there is broad agreement that it is time to update the primary law that regulates chemicals in commerce, the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). For that to happen, we must be sure that everyone has an accurate understanding of the regulations currently in place and how federal agencies use them. Chemical [...]

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Significant new research shows BPA exposure too low to cause health effects

New research studies conducted by a toxicologist at a Department of Energy Pacific Northwest National Laboratory under a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference show that “human exposure is likely to be too low for estrogenic effects” from typical daily exposure [...]

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New Canadian government research reaffirms safety of BPA in food packaging

Despite a lack of mainstream media coverage of their important announcement last week, Health Canada has indeed rejoined health and safety experts around the world in concluding that BPA is safe for use in food packaging materials, sending a clear message to consumers that everyday use of these products is not expected to pose a [...]

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NPR story about the safety of BPA leaves consumers feeling more confident

NPR Radio featured a story this morning that anyone who has ever wondered or been confused about the safety of bisphenol-A (BPA) should hear. Some of the latest scientific studies from the government are now in, and, contrary to what other groups would have you believe, the science speaks to the safety of BPA. NPR’s [...]

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Think twice: NRDC banks on misleading you about its BPA petition with FDA

Today, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) posted a statement on its blog about an agreement reached with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding a deadline for action on a petition NRDC had filed. Sounds like no big deal, right? Under normal circumstances, it wouldn’t be. But that statement so crosses the lines of [...]

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Latest BPA studies try to throw a wet blanket on one of America’s most cherished traditions

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, when American families get together to unwind, enjoy good company and a good meal, a controversial Harvard report published in JAMA about soup cans with BPA epoxy resin lining tries to throw a wet blanket on one of America’s most cherished traditions. The report follows on the heels [...]

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