A new study suggests that an individual may not be able to avoid food packaging chemicals like phthalates and BPA by cutting out canned and plastic-wrapped foods.
What does it take for a modern American family to lower its BPA levels? Author Florence Williams offers a peek into her stint in the nearly-plastic-free world.
Unfortunately for these women workers and for all of us, many industry and government leaders refuse to act based on biological plausibility. Instead, they prefer plausible deniability.
“Both the automotive and canning industries are known to use chemicals that affect hormone systems in lab animals, such as BPA, phthalates, and flame-retardants.”
Researchers have found a fivefold increase in breast cancer risk for pre-menopausal women who worked in factories that make food cans or plastic automotive parts.
Scientists are beginning to piece together data about the ubiquity of chemicals in the food supply and what they’re finding has some health advocates worried.
Our study on BPA in food packaging has generated more 120 TV news stories across the country, as well as scores of print, online and radio stories.
Untold tons of plastic swirling in the ocean…what does all that plastic mean for our breast cancer risk? Watch CEO Jeanne Rizzo put a human face on environmental pollution at TEDx.
In The Plastic Panic, an expansive article this week in The New Yorker, Jerome Groopman writes that BPA “may be among the world’s most vilified chemicals.” So why are federal regulators still undecided about whether to ban it in food packaging?