BPA

Nov 13, 2009: Chemical in Plastic Bottles Linked to Impotence

Chemical in plastic bottles linked to impotence (AP) NEW YORK – Male factory workers in China who got very high doses of a chemical that’s been widely used in hard plastic bottles had high rates of sexual problems, researchers reported Wednesday. Heavy exposure to BPA, or bisphenol A, on the job was linked to impotence and lower sexual desire and…

Nov 09, 2009: Industry Reacts to Consumer Reports’ BPA Report

Consumer Reports’ recent article on the presence of Bisphenol A in canned food drew widespread interest after it was published this past week. It also quickly drew critical comments from industry groups representing companies that manufacture or use BPA, a chemical whose safety is currently being reassessed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The groups took exception to some…

Nov 03, 2009: Tests Find Wide Range of Bisphenol A in Canned Soups, Juice, and More

By Naomi Starkman via www.civileats.com Consumer Reports’ latest tests of canned foods, including soups, juice, tuna, and green beans, have found that almost all of the 19 name-brand foods tested contain measurable levels of Bisphenol A (BPA). The results are reported in the December 2009 issue and also available online. BPA, which has been used for years in clear plastic…