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Feature: Bisphenol A

Unhealthy Chemicals in Our Food

Bisphenol A is used to make food and beverage containers that range from baby bottles to cans of tomato sauce. Growing scientific evidence shows that BPA, as it's called, is hazardous to our health. The hormone-disrupting chemical routinely contaminates what we eat -- and has been linked to cancer, infertility and obesity, among other problems. It's especially risky to infants and children. NRDC experts have called on the government to ban this unsafe chemical from food packaging.

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California follows the science on BPA, while the chemical industry remains "misinformed and confused"

Posted February 20, 2015 by Avinash Kar

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California announced earlier today that it will start the process to put bisphenol A (BPA) on the state list of chemicals known to cause reproductive harm (California's "Proposition 65" list) because of its effects on women's reproductive health. BPA is...continued

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Posted January 9, 2015 by Peter Lehner

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Last year, the movement toward a cleaner, more sustainable food supply gained traction, from school lunches with antibiotic-free chicken to a new rating system for produce that goes beyond organics to take energy, water use, and other sustainability factors into...continued

Court clears way for California's listing of BPA as a reproductive hazard

Posted December 23, 2014 by Avinash Kar

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In a victory for the public’s right to know about exposure to toxic chemicals, the California Superior Court ruled that the State of California can proceed with its listing of BPA (bisphenol A) as a chemical known to cause reproductive...continued

California makes it official - BPA is a reproductive hazard.

Posted April 12, 2013 by Sarah Janssen

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California has officially placed BPA or Bisphenol A on the ‘Prop 65 list’ of chemicals recognized by the State to be reproductive hazards.  The listing does not ban the chemical but could result in warning labels in consumer products which...continued

Dateline TV Producer Tested for Chemicals - What She Finds Will Shock You!

Posted March 25, 2013 by Mae Wu

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Did you catch the Dateline episode yesterday? It was a great report – a real life look at some of the chemicals that we, in the NRDC Health program, have been working on for years. The producer Andrea Canning wanted to...continued

What's for lunch? Likely a few hormone-disrupting chemicals - phthalates and BPA

Posted February 27, 2013 by Sarah Janssen

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You can’t see it, smell it or taste it.  It isn’t on the label or ingredient list - but a new study out today confirms that food is a major source of exposure to chemicals found in plastics. The study...continued

Bisphenol A to be listed on California's Prop 65 list!

Posted January 25, 2013 by Sarah Janssen

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Today a California EPA office announced that they intend to put bisphenol A or BPA on the Prop 65 list of chemicals known to cause reproductive toxicity.  This listing is long overdue and is not based on any new science....continued

3 Steps the FDA Can Take in 2013 to Show It Is Protecting Americans from Harm

Posted January 17, 2013 by Peter Lehner

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The Food and Drug Administration recently announced two sweeping programs for protecting Americans from contamination in our food.  Every year tens of thousands of Americans get sick from the presence of Salmonella, E.coli, and other bacteria in the food we...continued

How Does the FDA Know What Is Safe to Eat or Buy If It Doesn't Define Safe?

Posted December 19, 2012 by Peter Lehner

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More than 90 percent of Americans carry residues of the chemical BPA in our bodies, according to the Centers for Disease Control. We encounter the chemical through every day products such canned food, and ATM receipts, and this steady exposure...continued

A Glacial Pace: the FDA Lets Decades Go By without Acting on Own Health Warnings

Posted December 14, 2012 by Peter Lehner

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In the past few years, Americans have grown concerned about the risks of pumping farm animals with antibiotics. Recent reports of antibiotic-resistant superbugs jumping from livestock to people have inspired consumers to demand antibiotic-free meat from grocery stores and restaurant...continued

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