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Researchers Find Disturbing Link Between BPA Exposure and Liver Cancer in Mice

Researchers Find Disturbing Link Between BPA Exposure and Liver Cancer in Mice

You might think that Bisphenol A (BPA) is a worry of the past, especially since those BPA-free label has popped up on everything from water bottles to tupperware. But unfortunately, this dangerous

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The Dirty Dozen Guide Reveals 12 Hormone Disruptors Other than BPA

The Dirty Dozen Guide Reveals 12 Hormone Disruptors Other than BPA

Despite increased awareness, Bisphenol A or BPA is still found in the bodies of 93 percent of Americans - and there are at least a dozen other hormone disruptors that don't get the same kind of press. A

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Tooth Fillings with BPA Linked to Behavior Issues in Children

Tooth Fillings with BPA Linked to Behavior Issues in Children

Preschool boy on dental prevention examination via Shutterstock Yet another health problem has been linked to the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) -- this time, it's cavity fillings. A new study from

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Sweden Announces BPA Ban in Children’s Food Packaging

Sweden Announces BPA Ban in Children’s Food Packaging

Just one month after the FDA rejected a proposal to ban Bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging, Sweden has announced that it will ban the chemical in food packaging intended for children under 3 years old.

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Breaking News: FDA Rejects NRDC Petition for a BPA Ban in Food Packaging

Breaking News: FDA Rejects NRDC Petition for a BPA Ban in Food Packaging

As you might remember, back in October 2008, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) submitted a citizen petition to the FDA asking them to prohibit the use of BPA in human food and packaging.

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Even Tiny Doses of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Like BPA Can Cause Big Health Problems

Even Tiny Doses of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Like BPA Can Cause Big Health Problems

We've known for decades that exposure to certain hormone-disrupting chemicals are dangerous to humans and other creatures, and that they can cause cancer, infertility, obesity and other diseases. But some

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Breaking News: Campbell’s Soup Pledges to Phase Out Cans Lined With BPA

Breaking News: Campbell’s Soup Pledges to Phase Out Cans Lined With BPA

Have you been avoiding Campbell's Soup ever since you heard the reports of higher than average bisphenol A (BPA) last year?  You might want to reconsider your stance, since the iconic soup company has

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Epson Makes the World’s First BPA-Free Recycled Thermal Receipt Paper

Epson Makes the World’s First BPA-Free Recycled Thermal Receipt Paper

The printer giant Epson apparently already solved a conundrum we brought to your attention just a few short days ago. Epson now boasts the world's first Bisephenol-A (BPA) free thermal receipt paper made

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Warning: Recycling Your Old Receipts Is Contaminating Paper with BPA

Warning: Recycling Your Old Receipts Is Contaminating Paper with BPA

The Inhabitat team is about to do something we'd never thought we'd do. We're going to advise you to stop recycling something that is fully recyclable: thermal cash register receipts. It turns out that

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New Study Links In Utero BPA Exposure To Breast Cancer

New Study Links In Utero BPA Exposure To Breast Cancer

Bisphenol A, a compound found in many hard plastic bottles and cans, is one of the most pervasive chemicals in the modern world. The chemical has been detected in the bodily fluids of more than 90 percent

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High Levels of BPA Were Found in Campbell’s and Other Canned Kids Foods

High Levels of BPA Were Found in Campbell’s and Other Canned Kids Foods

Kids may love the fun shapes in the Disney themed soups above, but parents should be concerned about what is inside the can.  An alarming recent study has revealed the presence of BPA in Cambell's

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California Approves BPA Ban for Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups

California Approves BPA Ban for Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups

Good news for parents in the Golden State: This week, the California State Senate voted to ban the chemical bisphenol A from all baby bottles and sippy cups sold in California. BPA was adopted in the

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Study Reveals That World Cash Supplies Are Contaminated With BPA

Study Reveals That World Cash Supplies Are Contaminated With BPA

When you heard that the increasingly controversial plastics ingredient Bisphenol A, or BPA, was found in credit card receipts and other thermal copies you probably thought, Fine, I'll use cash. But now

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Researchers Discover that BPA Can Cause Inner Ear Deformities

Researchers Discover that BPA Can Cause Inner Ear Deformities

Researchers in France have released a study showing that Bisphenol A (BPA), the known endocrine disruptor, can cause inner ear deformities in vertebrates that can affect hearing and balance. Previous

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US Senators Fail to Pass Ban on the Use of Harmful BPA

US Senators Fail to Pass Ban on the Use of Harmful BPA

The harmful effects of chemical bisphenol A (BPA) are becoming common public knowledge, but despite the adverse health risks that it presents – from hindering neurological development, to DNA

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Dental Sealants Containing BPA: How To Limit Your Exposure

Dental Sealants Containing BPA: How To Limit Your Exposure

A recent study conducted by the Pediatrics medical journal revealed that numerous sealants and filling offered by dentists contain traceable levels bisphenol A (BPA). Evidence showed that BPA was

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PRODUCT REVIEW: thinksport BPA Free Reusable Sports Bottles

PRODUCT REVIEW: thinksport BPA Free Reusable Sports Bottles

With all the scary news floating around about Bisphenol-A, a dangerous chemical that's been linked to everything from low sperm counts to early puberty to DNA damage, it's easy to see why smart sport

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Canada Becomes First Country to Ban Toxic BPA

Canada Becomes First Country to Ban Toxic BPA

Photo by Steven Depolo As avid Inhabitat readers know, BPA is a nasty substance. The organic compound, found in everything from reusable water bottles to soup cans, is thought to cause both hormonal

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Sexy BPA-Free Bottle Screws Apart for Easy Cleanup

Sexy BPA-Free Bottle Screws Apart for Easy Cleanup

By now most of us recognize how wasteful plastic water bottles are -- they create a lot of trash and unnecessarily drain our energy, resources, and wallets. Fortunately, reusable water bottles are now

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The Vapur Water Bottle Comes Flat, Foldable and BPA-Free!

The Vapur Water Bottle Comes Flat, Foldable and BPA-Free!

Sometimes carrying a bulky reusable water bottle can become a bit of a hardship, so wouldn’t it be nice if you could fold that eco-friendly container flat up once you’ve consumed its contents? Meet

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Study Shows BPA Found in Most Canned Foods

Study Shows BPA Found in Most Canned Foods

A disturbing study released this week had some startling results - 46 out of the 50 metal food cans tested contained traces of Bisphenol A (or BPA). You've probably heard about BPA before. It's a known

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Fungi Could Break Down Toxic BPA

Fungi Could Break Down Toxic BPA

BPA is nasty stuff--the chemical is linked to obesity, cancer, and endocrine problems in fetuses and children. It's also ubiquitous in our daily lives, present in 2.7 million tons of plastic used to make

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Coke Cans Still Contain BPA, Shareholders Outraged

Coke Cans Still Contain BPA, Shareholders Outraged

Sharholders of Coca-Cola will vote today on a measure to force the soft drink company to go public on their plans to eliminate bisphenol A (or BPA) from the lining of their beverage cans. Coke apparently

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NEWS ALERT: Sigg Water Bottles Contain BPA!

NEWS ALERT: Sigg Water Bottles Contain BPA!

You know those SIGG aluminum water bottles that eco-geeks carry around with them as a protest against plastic bottles? Well apparently, SIGG bottles manufactured before August of last year contain BPA in

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DIY: How to Turn an Ordinary Cargo Van Into a Cozy Tiny Home on Wheels

DIY: How to Turn an Ordinary Cargo Van Into a Cozy Tiny Home on Wheels

I deliberately bought the longer wheel base Ford Transit Connect XLT, which has no infrastructure in the back and enough height and length that I and others can sit comfortably on a raised platform. Since

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All Signs Point to SeaWorld’s Imminent Demise and We Aren’t Sad

All Signs Point to SeaWorld’s Imminent Demise and We Aren’t Sad

If cruelty to animals and marine captivity are on the list of things that make you hot under the collar, good news is on the horizon. According to The Dodo, all signs are pointing to the demise of

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Art or Animal Abuse? Tortoises Carry iPads for Controversial New Exhibition in Aspen

Art or Animal Abuse? Tortoises Carry iPads for Controversial New Exhibition in Aspen

The Aspen Art Museum (AAM) hasn't even officially opened its doors to the public yet, but one of its exhibitions is already causing massive controversy. Cai Guo-Qiang's installation Moving Ghost Town

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INTERVIEW: Boyan Slat, Teenage Inventor of the Ocean Cleanup Array

INTERVIEW: Boyan Slat, Teenage Inventor of the Ocean Cleanup Array

Last year, 19-year-old inventor Boyan Slat made waves by designing an "Ocean Cleanup Array" which he claimed could remove 72.5 million tons of plastic from the world's oceans. Although his idea received

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Top Eco-Friendly Camping Gear for Conscientious Outdoor Enthusiasts

Top Eco-Friendly Camping Gear for Conscientious Outdoor Enthusiasts

Reliable Big Horn wall tent Tents Reliable Tent & Tipi Company has been making tents since 1945, using canvas and natural materials for a variety of different shelter styles. If you're looking for a

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7 Ways to Raise Your Voice (and Not Sea Levels) for World Environment Day

7 Ways to Raise Your Voice (and Not Sea Levels) for World Environment Day

Take the WED Challenge Head over to the United Nations Environment Program's WED Challenge webpage and pledge your support for one of four WED teams to commit to taking action, not just today, but every

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