BPA Now Found in … Toilet Paper?

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

To BPA or not to BPA… Safety last?

Is BPA safe? Is it not? Should we avoid it in the meantime?

BPA Danger may be greater from Tin Cans than Water Bottles

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 […]

This Is The End. ~ by The Good Human

Note from Editor: I’m on staycation for the most part, with the goal of making this a real summer for my soon-to-be 5th grade son.  That is why I’m not writing much lately and plugging in as little as possible. Love when I can share something that makes sense to me, like this article by […]

Can plastic chemicals make you fat?

~ from Environmental Health News The rates of obesity and overweight in adults and especially in children are on the rise, though some recent studies indicate that the rates may be at least leveling off among adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 34 percent of adults are obese and a further 34 percent […]

The UnGreen (and Potentially Unhealthy): Paper Receipts

Receipt paper demands in the US are 640,000 tons per year, which equates to…

A Rainforest Chernobyl: The Other Oil Disaster

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.