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Packaging Made from Tomato Plants Yields Safer Canned Food

Packaging Made from Tomato Plants Yields Safer Canned Food

A new bio-resin made from tomato plant by-products could make it safer to eat canned foods in the future. Although eating fresh food is great for our health, it can be troublesome on the wallet. Fresh

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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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New Study Shows Rich People’s Bodies Are Filled With Different Toxins

New Study Shows Rich People’s Bodies Are Filled With Different Toxins

Sushi photo from Shutterstock It’s no secret that most adults in the US are bombarded with pollutants on a daily basis. But a recent study in Environment International has found that the chemical

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Drinking Bottled Water May Cause Premature Wrinkles, Experts Warn

Drinking Bottled Water May Cause Premature Wrinkles, Experts Warn

Photo via Shutterstock Bottled water has its fair share of downsides, from the horrendous environmental impact of all that plastic, to the risks associated with BPAs—but did you know it could also be

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Report Finds Over 5,000 Children’s Products Contain Toxic Chemicals

Report Finds Over 5,000 Children’s Products Contain Toxic Chemicals

Photo via Shutterstock A new report by the Washington Toxic Coalition and Safer States has revealed that over 5,000 children's products contain toxic chemicals associated with cancer, hormone

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Study Finds Industrial Chemicals in Supermarket Foods

Study Finds Industrial Chemicals in Supermarket Foods

Photo via Shutterstock The next time you take a trip to the grocery store and pick up a prepackaged meal, there may be more to worry about then just the calorie count on the outside of the box. A study

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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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Silent Spring Institute: Mislabeled Consumer Products Contain Harmful Chemicals

Silent Spring Institute: Mislabeled Consumer Products Contain Harmful Chemicals

We all know that many common household items contain toxins that are known hormone disruptors and are linked with asthma and other health issues, but avoiding those products might be more difficult than

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6 Easy-to-Carry Essentials That Will Keep Your Travels Green

6 Easy-to-Carry Essentials That Will Keep Your Travels Green

1. Water Bottle Many tourists are so afraid of the water in foreign countries that they end up buying bottle after plastic bottle that then lands either on the ground or in the local dump. Even when

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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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Meal Time Will Be Out of This World with the Stark Trek Enterprise Feeding System

Meal Time Will Be Out of This World with the Stark Trek Enterprise Feeding System

Want to get your little one excited about mealtime? Embrace your inner Trekkie while keeping your kids entertained with this Star Trek-themed spoon and bib set. The Stark Trek Enterprise Feeding system

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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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SIGG’s US Bottle Distributor Files For Bankruptcy

SIGG’s US Bottle Distributor Files For Bankruptcy

We're happy to see that many eco-conscious Americans have gotten used to toting around their own water containers instead of buying disposable water bottles. Many consumers thought they were lightening

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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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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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