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BPA and glyphosate – A cautionary tale

Although you may not recognize the name glyphosate, you probably do recognize the name Roundup. It’s an effective and successful herbicide that contains glyphosate as its active ingredient. It’s...

Attention dust bunnies: You’re safe from BPA

A common definition of the word dust refers to fine, dry particles of matter. From dust storms on earth to cosmic dust, just about everywhere that any form of...

Who put BPA in the water?

The days of rivers catching on fire from high levels of pollution are long gone.  These days Americans almost take it for granted that the rivers, streams and lakes...

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‘BPA-free’ meets ‘fake news’

Thanks to years of attention to bisphenol A (BPA), used primarily to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, there is now quite a bit of attention to various alternatives...

You can’t eat that much fish!

Like most people, you probably like seafood. Not only does it taste good but seafood provides healthy amounts of protein, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.  The latter...