Archive: March, 2016

Listen to the science: BPA is safe

From Proposition 65 to activist reports, recent activities related to epoxy can linings made from BPA have dialed up a flurry of news coverage lately. In response to consumer interest, and as a reaction to pressure from activist groups, some food brands are announcing that they are moving away from these can linings and using […]

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South Korea listens to the science on BPA

Last week the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) published its risk assessment of BPA in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Environmental Research.  The MFDS is a government agency that is responsible for promoting public health by ensuring the safety of foods and other products. The details are important, but what everyone wants […]

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Polyurethanes: Never too cool for school

American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) is creating an education hub to make it easier for members to access and benefit from the wide range of services. The new hub—the CPI Education Center—will serve both industry newcomers and veterans, helping everyone stay current with the latest advances in technology, regulations and […]

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#CleanWater: Brought to you by chemistry

Recent events have brought to light something we take for granted every day—water. Most would agree that water is essential to life (in fact, the average American uses 176 gallons of water per day!), but not many know that chemistry is essential to water, especially to clean, fresh drinking water. That’s why we have released a […]

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Hidden in plain sight: Nanotechnology helps create color-shifting mechanical chameleon

They say you have to see it to believe it. But what if it’s really there – and you just can’t see it? Imagine buildings hiding in plain sight, clothing able to adapt to the surrounding environment or even planes seamlessly blending into the sky. It’s called active camouflage, and while it might appear to […]

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Luck of the Irish (and everyone else): New FSAI diet study concludes ‘exposure to BPA is of low concern’

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has published the results of its Total Diet Study (TDA), an analysis of 147 foods and beverages representative of the normal Irish diet. And yes, the study did include beer. But beyond those low-carbonated, lukewarm stouts and lagers which famously take […]

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