BPA

Considering the Cause - New Report on Cancer

If we use chemicals that are known or suspected carcinogens in our daily lives (e.g. consumer products, food we eat, etc.) we are increasing our risk for developing cancer.

Chicago leads American cities, bans BPA in baby products

Chicago has made a stand for children (and green parents). Today, March 13th, Chicago became the first American city to ban BPA from products geared toward children 3 and under. The City of Chicago’s action follows similar leadership by the state of Minnesota, and the county of Suffolk in New York.

Is your plastic water bottle killing you?

Well, it depends on who you ask. Nalgene, probably the best known maker of the hard, plastic water bottles that adults use, says “Of course not!” but they are still phasing out their polycarbonate lines. (Polycarbonate is that rigid, clear plastic that almost all of their bottles were made of.) Nalgene, along with many other bottle companies, are phasing out polycarbonates due to consumer pressure around Bisphenol A (BPA).

Canada: Just like us only with better baby bottles

Earlier this summer, my family and I went to British Columbia, Canada, for our annual pilgrimage to this tiny island where we got married. My personal theory on Canada is that it is just like the Midwest, only with fewer people and, in the case of B.C., better views. It turns out, however, that Canada also has one other great difference, they have better baby bottles.

What you can learn from the plastic recycling codes

THE CHEMICALS IN PLASTICS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
Bisphenol A (BPA) mimics the hormone estrogen and may interfere with ovulation and
reproduction as well as brain-cell development. 
 
Where do you find it: BPA is a plasticizer that is found in (and leaches out of) products
such as polycarbonate water bottles, baby bottles, canned soups, beans, and other
foods as well as softdrinks. Nearly all can liners contain BPA.  Regular use, such as

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