Exposure To BPA During Pregnancy May Cause Health Problems For Offspring


A chemical called bisphenol A — BPA — used in plastic packaging and in the linings of food and beverage cans, may be passed from a mother to her offspring during pregnancy and cause changes in the gut bacteria of the offspring, according to an international team of researchers. In a study on rabbits, the […]

Cashiers May Have Higher Risk For BPA Exposure Than General Population From Handling Printed Receipts


Despite its well-documented effects as a hormone disruptor, Bisphenol A (BPA) is still used to manufacture thousands of products ranging from cigarette filters to food packaging, medical devices and toys. BPA is used to create plastic coatings and harden clear plastics, but the compound mimics estrogen, potentially interfering with a growing child’s hormones or contributing […]

‘BPA-free’ plastic accelerates embryonic development, disrupts reproductive system


Companies advertise “BPA-free” as a safer version of plastic products ranging from water bottles to sippy cups to toys. Many manufacturers stopped using Bisphenol A to strengthen plastic after animal studies linked it to early puberty and a rise in breast and prostate cancers. Yet new UCLA research demonstrates that BPS (Bisphenol S), a common […]

Harmful Chemicals In Your Garden Hose


It is not safe to drink from a garden hose. Many garden hoses are made with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) that often uses lead as a stabilizer. The brass fitting on the ends of the hose are also likely to contain lead.  And water left standing in the hose can absorb worrisome amounts of lead and […]

Eden Foods Using BPA-Free Cans


You can sleep better knowing that Eden Organic’s cares about keeping it clean. No BPA in the cans, no non-organic ingredients used, and sodium is low. If you like the convenience of canned beans, Eden Organic is the way to go. Canned food not only provides long term storage and survives external contamination, but also […]

Klean Kanteen Reflect: Ultimate Stainless Steel BPA-free water bottle


When Klean Kanteen was founded, we had no idea that our simple solution to plastic and single-use bottles would be such a catalyst; today millions of people are seeking out toxin-free, reusable alternatives to plastic. For years, we’ve put our heart and soul into creating healthy, sustainable alternatives to plastic and we’re understandably proud of […]

BPA Present In Canned Foods For Kids


A new report released by the Breast Cancer Fund has found that Bisphenol A (BPA) is highly present in 6 different canned foods marketed specifically towards children. Every food sample tested positive for the chemical, with Campbell’s Disney Princess and Toy Story soups testing the highest. Exposure to BPA, used to make the epoxy-resin linings […]

BPA In The Bloodstream


What is BPA anyway? Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical used to make one type of polycarbonate plastic and certain types of epoxy resins. BPA has found its way into our bloodstream. These plastics are found in many products, such as refillable beverage containers, protective linings in food cans, receipts, compact disks, plastic dinerware, […]