Navigation Links
Massachusetts Warns: Bisphenol A Toxic
Date:8/3/2009

Mass. Department of Public Health cautions pregnant women and children to avoid BPA exposure

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Breast Cancer Fund:

Today the Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued a public health advisory on bisphenol A, or BPA, warning pregnant and breastfeeding women and children up to two years old to avoid exposure to the chemical. This landmark warning about BPA's toxicity is expected to influence legislative efforts to ban the chemical which are currently moving in California and Congress.

BPA is a synthetic estrogen used in hard polycarbonate plastic food and beverage containers, including some water and baby bottles and sippy cups, as well as in the epoxy lining of food and infant formula cans. BPA leaches into food and beverages and moves quickly into the body. More than 200 scientific studies show that BPA exposure, particularly during gestation and early infancy, is associated with a wide range of adverse health effects including breast cancer, infertility, early puberty in girls, diabetes and obesity. The Massachusetts public health advisory also cites recent studies that found BPA can interfere with breast cancer chemotherapy treatment.

The Massachusetts advisory is the latest in a series of municipal, state and federal actions aimed at reducing exposure to BPA. Federal legislation introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D, Calif.) and Rep. Edward Markey (D, Mass.) would ban BPA from all food and beverage containers. The California Assembly is considering legislation that would ban BPA from food and drink containers designed for children under three. This spring, Minnesota banned BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups, as did Suffolk County in New York and the city of Chicago. Connecticut banned BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups, as well as infant formu
'/>"/>

SOURCE Breast Cancer Fund
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Atrius Health Sign Alternative Quality Contract
2. Camp Promise Rallies To Provide Massachusetts Children With Alternative To MDA Canceled Summer Camp
3. MapHIV.org Shows Massachusetts Suffolk County Seriously Impacted by HIV and AIDS
4. Massachusetts Health Quality Partners Awarded Consulting Contract for State Quality and Cost Reporting Initiative
5. YWCA USA 2009 Hallmark Initiative Awards Presented to YWCA Central Massachusetts and YWCA Niagara
6. NxStage Ranked Fourth Largest Revenue Gaining Company in Massachusetts for 2008
7. Blue Cross/Blue Shield Of Massachusetts Introduces Controversial Criteria For Vein Treatment Reimbursement
8. Massachusetts Healthcare Reform Cost Containment Strategy Featured in New Report
9. Lesson From the States: Lack of Cost Controls Derailed California Health Reform, Led to Budget Overruns and Unaffordable Policies in Massachusetts
10. EMD Serono, Inc. Announces Expansion with Research Site in Cambridge, Massachusetts
11. Living longer on less: The new economic (in)security of seniors in Massachusetts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/30/2014)... United Theological Seminary is pleased to announce ... Master of Theological Studies (MTS). , This ... for students who wish to pursue further academic study of ... serve the Church and community. Previously, students needed to be ... attend classes from any location where there is an internet ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Hands On ... which offers the complete spa experience combining elegant ... and the most important ingredient of all, states ... licensed pro's! People will enjoy the get-away feel, ... The website reads, "Step into the spacious, luxurious ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 2014 Patients suffering from vitiligo can ... a new review published by Daily Gossip. , ... so there is no wonder that numerous sufferers search ... Vitiligo Treatment is one of the most appreciated such ... promises to stop the spread of this disorder immediately, ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Daily Gossip reveals in its review a program created ... who shows a unique formula to get inside a man’s ... that the program goes beyond mere attraction and actually helps ... indicates that the program was created by dating expert Alex ... to make a man feel emotionally addicted. , Learn more ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Daily Gossip ... that keeps anxiety and panic attacks under control with ... Away" program review describes this new method as ... control panic attacks and overcome general anxiety related disorders. ... successful is the fact that it can be accessed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:United Theological Seminary Announces First Fully Online Degree 2Health News:Hands On Mobile Massage and Spa of Long Island Now Offers a Spa-on-wheels 2Health News:Natural Vitiligo Treatment Review Exposes Fast Method for Skin Repigmentation 2Health News:Make Him Desire You Review Reveals Powerful Formula to Make a Man Emotionally Addicted 2Health News:Panic Away Review Reveals New Natural Remedy for Anxiety Patients 2
... Solutions for Medical Equipment, Building Infrastructure and Automation, ... NEW YORK, March 23 Via Christi Health ... a wide range of technology and service solutions ... Christi Health System,s strategic plan.(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070904/SIEMENSLOGO ...
... Siemens Financial Services, Inc. announced today that ... to El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California. ... a variety of Siemens Medical Solutions equipment which ... hospital under construction.(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070904/SIEMENSLOGO )"For more ...
... Education Virtual Lecture for Healthcare ProfessionalsVOORHEES, N.J., March ... infection (CDI) is changing rapidly and has ... and severity. Management of CDI can be challenging ... updated. In order to effectively implement key strategies ...
... WASHINGTON, March 23 March 22 was World Water ... of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and ... of World Water Day this year is Transboundary Waters: ... the Poor Act of 2005 makes access to safe ...
... MBF Healthwatch survey has revealed that a disturbing number of ... they are ,too tired, or ,can,t be bothered, having a ... 22% of parents interviewed said their children skip breakfast on ... further 20% skip breakfast on one or two school days. ...
... get relief from their symptoms and the psychological distress ... , Skin experts and psychologists at The University of ... known as ,electronic Targeted Intervention for Psoriasis, or eTIPS ... better. , "Psoriasis is a skin disease that usually ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Via Christi Health System and Siemens Announce Technology Alliance 2Health News:Siemens Financial Services, Inc. Announces Completion of Tax-Exempt Financing With El Camino Hospital 2Health News:Siemens Financial Services, Inc. Announces Completion of Tax-Exempt Financing With El Camino Hospital 3Health News:Clostridium difficile Infection in Primary Care: Tackling a Virulent Pathogen 2Health News:USAID World Water Day Statement 2Health News:USAID World Water Day Statement 3Health News:School kids 'wagging' breakfast are missing healthy brain fuel 2Health News:Experts turn to Web to combat distressing skin disease 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... Does your doctor know what you,re smoking?  Chances are, probably ... the over 112,000 currently registered patients under Colorado,s ... roughly 20,300+ active physicians listed with the Colorado Dept of ... though a poll in February 2014 showed 51% of ... "With marijuana legalization underway, every doctor needs ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014 Diseases largely eradicated ... generation ago are returning. Measles was declared eliminated in ... 2014 as of August 15—the highest incidence in 20 ... health department declared whooping cough a problem of ... getting sick and dying from these preventable diseases—in part ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Aug. 29, 2014  Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ... instrumentation and consumables to the medical, research and veterinary ... and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the CL ... on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. ET. ... Place Hotel in New York City ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 2Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 3Medical Rules Marijuana Sales in Colorado But Most Doctors Still in the Dark 4Vaccines at the Crossroads: Outbreaks On the Rise Across America 2Vaccines at the Crossroads: Outbreaks On the Rise Across America 3Abaxis, Inc. to Present at CL King's 12th Annual Best Ideas Conference 2014 2
... (OTC Bulletin Board: ECTE ), a company ... wireless, transdermal continuous glucose monitoring system and its Prelude™ ... Patrick T. Mooney, M.D., CEO, President and Chairman of ... JMP Securities Healthcare Conference being held September 27-28, 2010 ...
... Medical Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of high ... today the introduction of SonixVCR, a software-based innovation that ... digital format. SonixVCR is an easy to ... click of 1-button. Available on the Sonix Series ultrasound ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Echo Therapeutics to Present at the JMP Securities Healthcare Conference 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the JMP Securities Healthcare Conference 3Ultrasonix Announces New Digital Ultrasound Exam Recording Technology 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: