86% of teens in study have traces of BPA in their bodies

February 9, 2018 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on 86% of teens in study have traces of BPA in their bodies

A vast majority of teenagers in a recent study had traces of Bisphenol A ( BPA ) inside of their bodies, according to the University of Exeter . They tested 94 17 to 19-year-olds and found BPA in 86 percent of them. The researchers are calling for better packaging labels to allow people to pick BPA-free products. The University of Exeter described BPA as an endocrine-disrupting industrial chemical , which has been in use since the 1960s to create some kinds of plastic . Prior research from the Exeter team discovered BPA can cause “changes to the expression of oestrogen-responsive genes, and the regulation of hormones.” And this recent study, published online earlier this month in BMJ Open , reveals a large number of the teens tested had measurable levels of BPA in their urine: an average of 1.9 nanograms per milliliter. Related: New study shows BPA-free plastics may not be safer The teens were tested before and after they took part in the trial – a week-long effort adhering to guidelines to try and cut BPA exposure in their diets. They worked to avoid BPA-containing plastic packaging, utilize glass or stainless steel containers for drinks and food, and microwave food in glass or ceramic containers. The study found overall, these efforts seemed to do little to help: most teens didn’t see a decrease in exposure. Only some of the teenagers with the highest BPA levels saw some reduction. The industrial chemical seems to be so ubiquitous even working to lower exposure doesn’t have a measurable impact overall, according to the university. University of Exeter associate professor of molecular genetics Lorna Harries said in a statement, “Our study shows that we currently do not have much of a choice about being exposed to BPA. We believe that much better labeling of products containing BPA is needed so people can make an informed choice.” + University of Exeter + BMJ Open Images via Depositphotos and Vinicius Amano on Unsplash

Original post:
86% of teens in study have traces of BPA in their bodies

Most canned foods still contain toxic BPA

April 2, 2016 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Most canned foods still contain toxic BPA

Despite the fact that the FDA supports the removal of endocrine-disrupting BPA from cans for over 6 years, a new report reveals that 67% of canned goods still contain the toxic substance. Additionally, many BPA-free goods use a alternatives that are suspected carcinogens. READ MORE >

See original here:
Most canned foods still contain toxic BPA

New study shows BPA-free plastics may not be safer

February 4, 2016 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on New study shows BPA-free plastics may not be safer

Many plastic products now tout that they are “ BPA-free, ” meaning that they are no longer comprised of the endocrine-disrupting industrial chemical that has been implicated in brain, behavior, and prostate-gland problems in fetuses, infants, and children. Going BPA-free has been a mandate from many consumers for years now, and while it’s good to see alternatives to BPA plastics available , it turns out that the alternatives may be just as bad — or worse — than the BPA itself. Read the rest of New study shows BPA-free plastics may not be safer

Here is the original: 
New study shows BPA-free plastics may not be safer

Meet Hydaway: the water bottle that folds down to fit in your pocket

April 20, 2015 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Meet Hydaway: the water bottle that folds down to fit in your pocket

Reusable water bottles can take up a lot of space, but Hydaway folds down to just over an inch, so it can fit in a pocket, wallet, backpack, or just about anywhere. These food-grade silicone and BPA-free plastic collapsible bottles are dishwasher safe, and can be filled up with fresh water for drinking on the go. Hydaway’s creators have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its production, and reached their funding goal in the first day! Production has already begun, and if they manage to raise $70,000 by midnight on Earth Day , April 22nd 2015, they will donate 1 percent of their total fundraising goal to One Percent for the Planet ! They’re at nearly $58,000 right now, so you can help them reach their goal, and in turn, help the entire planet. + Hydaway Bottles on Kickstarter + Hydaway Bottles The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BPA Free , BPA-free plastic bottle , collapsible bottle , foldable bottle , Hydaway , Hydaway bottle , hydaway bottles , kickstarter , reusable water bottle , silicone , water bottle

Read the original here: 
Meet Hydaway: the water bottle that folds down to fit in your pocket

Packaging Made from Tomato Plants Yields Safer Canned Food

November 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on 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 food spoils, sometimes very quickly. That’s why we’ve come up with all sorts of food packaging and preservation techniques that help extend the shelf life of our favorite foods. Unfortunately, these cans and plastic trappings are terrible for the planet, and sometimes leach dangerous toxins into the food itself. But a new European project called  BIOCOPAC is working to create better packaging, made from tomato waste, that will help keep canned food fresh without harmful chemicals or additives. Read the rest of Packaging Made from Tomato Plants Yields Safer Canned Food Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bio-based thermosetting lacquer , bio-resin , BIOCOPAC , BPA , canned tomatoes , food packaging , metal packaging , packaging made from tomato plants , plant-based packaging , plastic packaging , safe canned foods , tinned food , tomato plants , tomato waste , upcycling        

Read the rest here: 
Packaging Made from Tomato Plants Yields Safer Canned Food

The Dirty Dozen Guide Reveals 12 Hormone Disruptors Other than BPA

October 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on 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 new study released by the Environmental Working Group and Keep-A-Breast Foundation provides a list of other everyday chemicals in commonly used household items that could have the same effects as BPA with repeated exposure. Read the rest of The Dirty Dozen Guide Reveals 12 Hormone Disruptors Other than BPA Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bisphenol A , BPA , Dirty Dozen , dirty dozen chemicals , eco design , Environmental Working Group , green design , hormone disruptors , hormone disruptors in every day products , hormone disruptors other than BPA , Keep-a-Breast Foundation , plastics harmful to health , sustainable design        

Read the rest here: 
The Dirty Dozen Guide Reveals 12 Hormone Disruptors Other than BPA

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

August 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on New Study Shows Rich People’s Bodies Are Filled With Unique 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 footprint of rich people’s bodies is very different from the toxins found in the middle and lower class. The study found that levels of mercury , arsenic, cesium, and thallium were all higher in more affluent subjects. Read the rest of New Study Shows Rich People’s Bodies Are Filled With Unique Toxins Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BPA , chemical footprint , chemicals in sunscreen , cigarettes , Health , heavy metal exposure , mercury , oxybenzone , packaged foods , rich vs poor , smoking , socioeconomic differences , toxic burden , toxin exposure        

Read more from the original source:
New Study Shows Rich People’s Bodies Are Filled With Unique Toxins

Crossbar’s RRAM Chip Could Make Your Phone Battery Last for Weeks

August 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Crossbar’s RRAM Chip Could Make Your Phone Battery Last for Weeks

A new silicon chip for your smart phone could extend its battery life so that it lasts for weeks! Crossbar , a new tech chip start up, has developed a RAM chip that stores a terabyte of data, which drains a device’s battery less. With Crossbar’s super efficient chip, lugging your phone charger everywhere you go may be a thing of the past. Read the rest of Crossbar’s RRAM Chip Could Make Your Phone Battery Last for Weeks Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , battery chargers , cell phone chargers , clean tech , Crossbar , eco design , energy efficient battery chargers , green design , phone battery longevity , RRAM , sustainable design        

Read the original here:
Crossbar’s RRAM Chip Could Make Your Phone Battery Last for Weeks

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

May 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on 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 disruption, and reproductive problems. The products, intended for those from infancy through adolescence, include party hats which contain cancer-causing arsenic, cosmetics which contain formaldehyde and dolls which contain hormone-disrupting bisphenol A (BPA). READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BPA , car seat safety , children safety , children's products , claires accessories , flame retardant , formaldahyde , toxic chemicals , toxic toys , toxin home , walmart , Washington Toxic Coalition and Safer States        

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

Study Finds Industrial Chemicals in Supermarket Foods

March 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on 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 published in this month’s Environmental Health Perspectives by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has shown levels of phthalates in common US foods. The industrial chemicals are used as plasticizers, and can be found in many personal care and home products. Linked to reproductive and endocrine damage, phthalates were found in all of 72 samples from foods and beverages tested from grocery stores in Albany, NY. Read the rest of Study Finds Industrial Chemicals in Supermarket Foods Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: albany , arnold schecter , BPA , environmental protection agency , flame retardant , food , grocery store , HBCD , NY , pbde , phthalates , plastic , plasticizer , prepackaged , resin , supermarket , the university of texas health and science center at houston , uthealth

Original post: 
Study Finds Industrial Chemicals in Supermarket Foods

Next Page »

Bad Behavior has blocked 2000 access attempts in the last 7 days.