Widespread BPA contamination in paper products, study suggests. by Stephen Neese, originally published in Environmental Health News Bisphenol-A (BPA) seems impossible to avoid. It contaminates food, thermal receipts and drinks served in certain plastic bottles. A new study finds its reach goes even further. Researchers detected trace amounts of the estrogen-like compound in
According to the FDA, 17% of the American diet comes out of cans, and many of those have an epoxy liner made with Bisphenol A, a chemical which can mimic human estrogen and which is linked to breast cancer and early puberty in women. While the leaching of BPA from Nalgene bottles and other polycarbonate […]
The Gulf of Mexico is not the only eco tragedy, although, despite the amount of readily available oil, it is the squeakiest right now, capturing most–if not all–of the environmental disaster limelight.