New studies confirm BPA in receipts, while NY bans chem from baby bottles

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.

Will the War on Cancer Evolve to Take on Environmental Risks? (Huffington Post, 5/6/2010)

After 40 years of war on cancer, this year more than half a million Americans are expected to die from cancer – about 1,500 a day – and nearly 1.5 million new cases will be diagnosed.

Toxins causing ‘grievous harm,’ cancer panel says (USA Today, 5/6/2010)

“Widespread exposure to environmental toxins poses a serious threat to Americans, causing ‘grievous harm’ that government agencies have not adequately addressed, according to a strongly worded report released today by the President’s Cancer Panel …”

President’s Cancer Panel, NYT’s Kristof call out BPA (New York Times, 5/6/2010)

It’s here: the long-awaited President’s Cancer Panel report Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now, and it’s not good news for BPA or any of the other cancer-causing and hormone-disrupting chemicals the Breast Cancer Fund is working to restrict.

Measuring pollution in people

In recent years, biomonitoring – tracking and measuring the pollution in our bodies – has revolutionized our thinking about toxic chemicals. Studies have found hundreds of industrial chemicals used to manufacture consumer goods in the blood and urine of Americans.

NYT’s Kristof sounds alarm re: toxic chemicals and disease

Have mainstream journalists been too dismissive of the connection between toxic chemicals and increasing rates of development disorders, cancer and other illnesses?