ACC had doggedly insisted that BPA is safe, and the group has fought fiercely against federal and state legislative proposals to ban the chemical, which public health advocates have linked to a hormonal disruption and other developmental problems in children.
California babies have a better chance at being BPA-free, thanks to legislation signed into law yesterday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law bans the estrogenic chemical BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups sold in the state.
An editorial from the Chronicle points out that legislation around baby bottles and sippy cups are helpful, but not enough to protect children from BPA exposures.
We have new evidence that BPA and methylparaben not only spur normal human breast cells to behave like cancer cells, they also resist the cancer-inhibiting effects of the drug tamoxifen.
The disgrace of the California Legislature’s failure to protect infants and toddlers from a hormone-disrupting chemical was brought into sharp relief with a new study that showed the extent to which its use as a food container reaches the human system.
After two years of hard work to create a groundbreaking and protective Green Chemistry Initiative in California, today the Breast Cancer Fund was forced to oppose the state’s interpretation of the program.
The Associated Press shines a rare light on an innovative (we hope) program taking shape in the Golden State: the California Green Chemistry Initiative.
Brazilian Blowout hair straightening products tested were 8 to 12 percent formaldehyde.
Minutes before midnight on August 31, California’s dream of becoming the eighth state to restrict BPA died on the floor of the state Senate. A late-night vote on a bill that would have banned BPA from all infant food containers fell two votes short of passage.
Two forms of progress on the bisphenol A front in recent weeks: NY is now the seventh and most populous state to ban BPA from baby bottles, while new tests confirm that some paper receipts are delivering a daily dose of the stuff, too.