If you want to avoid BPA, avoid these brands like the plague..

June 4, 2015 by  
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I’m often on the lookout for healthy food that travels well, but I’m terrified of canned foods that contain the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A (BPA). Clearly, I’m not alone. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released a new report analyzing which brands are still lining their cans with BPA . While the FDA has failed to regulate BPA despite potential health risks associated with the chemical, including increased risk of brain and heart problems, as well as cancer, obesity and attention deficit disorder,  informed consumers are avoiding it. Between January and August last year, EWG surveyed 252 brands produced by 119 companies. They found only 31 brands, or 12 percent of all the brands they sampled, used BPA-free cans for all of their canned products and 34 brands used BPA-free cans for one or more of their canned products. All other brands either use BPA or failed to disclose whether or not they are using it. Read the rest of If you want to avoid BPA, avoid these brands like the plague.. Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: avoiding BPA , bisphenol A , bisphenols , BPA , BPA brands , BPA canned food , BPA companies , BPA-free canned foods , BPS , brands that don’t use BPA , canned food with BPA , Environmental Working Group , ewg , food that is bad for your health , healthy food , hormone disrupting chemicals , how to avoid BPA

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

February 8, 2014 by  
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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 synthetic compound hasn’t been completely eradicated from our everyday products and exists in items from cash register receipts to canned food linings. Even worse? A recent study shows a disturbing link between BPA exposure and liver tumors. The research, which was carried out on rodents, found that mice exposed to large doses of BPA were 7 times more likely to have liver tumors than the control group. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bisphenol A , bpa exposure , BPA health risks , BPA research , BPA risks , BPA study , liver cancer , liver tumor , mice , mice liver cancer        

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Sweden Announces BPA Ban in Children’s Food Packaging

April 29, 2012 by  
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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. BPA is a powerful hormone disrupter that is used in plastics and aluminum can linings. Government officials in Sweden say that this new chemical ban will mostly affect lids of baby food bottles but the new mandate also gives the Swedish Chemicals Agency a 3-month deadline to decide if BPA should also be banned from certain types of thermal paper, including receipts and tickets, and to determine how BPA is being used in drinking-water pipes, toys and children’s goods. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: babies , bisphenol A , BPA , chemicals , Children , endocrine disruptor , food safety , hormone disruptor , packaging , Sweden

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

March 21, 2012 by  
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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 experts have remained on the fence as to whether very low doses of known endocrine disruptors, like Bisphenol A , which is used in hard plastics and tin can lining, are harmful. Last week, a team of 12 scientists led by Tufts University’s Laura Vandenberg published a report that concludes that even tiny doses of hormone-disrupting chemicals can be harmful. Read the rest of Even Tiny Doses of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Like BPA Can Cause Big Health Problems Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: atrazine , bisphenol A , BPA , BPA Free , breast cancer , cancer , cans , chemicals , endocrine disrupting chemicals , endocrine disruptors , hormone disruptors , Nalgene bottles , SIGG , tamoxifen , toxins

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: 8 Questions with Starbucks Global Responsibility VP Ben Packard

March 21, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of INHABITAT INTERVIEW: 8 Questions with Starbucks Global Responsibility VP Ben Packard Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ben packard , coffee farming , coffee house , corporate social responsibility , ethical farming sustainable agriculture , leed certified stores , leed for retail , recycled packaging , renewable energy credits , social responsibility , starbucks global responsbility , starbucks leed , U.S. Green Building Council , water scarcity

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From Parentables: Bisphenol A Found In Canned Soup Marketed To Kids

September 27, 2011 by  
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Image credit Breast Cancer Fund A new study from the Breast Cancer Fund shows that BPA is found in canned foods marketed specifically to kids . This should be no surprise to TreeHugger readers; we have been talking about BPA lining cans for years . All of the manufacturers are looking for substitutes for the stuff, but haven’t found a decent one yet, particularly for products containing tomatoes. Over at

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Study Reveals That World Cash Supplies Are Contaminated With BPA

August 10, 2011 by  
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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 there’s evidence that your good cash money is also contaminated with the stuff. Whether you’re using Euros, dollars, rubles or yuans, you’re being exposed to BPA on a daily basis. Read the rest of Study Reveals That World Cash Supplies Are Contaminated With BPA Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bisphenol A , BPA , cash , currency , environmental health , toxics

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SIGG’s US Bottle Distributor Files For Bankruptcy

July 14, 2011 by  
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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 their carbon footprint by buying SIGG brand aluminum bottles , but then the company revealed that its “green” aluminum bottles did in fact include Bisphenol-A (BPA) in both their linings and exterior – a chemical that can cause obesity, neurological issues, and other harmful side effects. After consumer outrage, thousands of returns, and broken business partnerships, the company’s U.S. distributor has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Read the rest of SIGG’s US Bottle Distributor Files For Bankruptcy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aluminum bottles , bisphenol A , BPA , Patagonia , Plastic bottles , reusable bottles , SIGG , SIGG bankrupt

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3,000 Brick Castle Made Entirely From Human Hair!

July 14, 2011 by  
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Lately we’ve seen designers utilize human hair in an incredible range of applications – from sunglasses for the masses to dresses for Lady Gaga , product packaging, and woven mats that keep weeds from growing rampant on lawns. Artists have also taken note – Agustina Woodgate has transformed strands from countless heads into a hair bricks that she uses to construct gigantic castles. Read the rest of 3,000 Brick Castle Made Entirely From Human Hair! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “I Wanted To Be A Princess” , Agustina Woodgate , eco design , green design , hair bricks , recycled hair , Spinello Gallery , sustainable design

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Scientists Call for "Swifter and Sounder" Chemical Testing

March 6, 2011 by  
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Image: The National Guard In a letter to the journal Science (subscription only, or see the letter republished with permission at WSUnews ), associations representing over 40,000 scientists have proposed a resourceful solution to the less-big-government versus protection-of-the-people problem: they have volunteered their vast experti…

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