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Press Releases on BPA Studies By-Pass Scientific Process

The following is a statement from the American Chemistry Council regarding papers presented at the Endocrine Society 2009 annual meeting including: "Bisphenol-A Exposure In Utero Leads to Epigenetic Changes and Altered Developmental Programming," Hugh Taylor, MD; "Low-Dose Bisphenol A Promotes Arr...

FDA Decision on BPA Outrages Health Advocates

Scientific studies ignored on bisphenol A evaluation FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists, physicians, and children's health advocates expressed outrage with the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) announcement that bisphenol A - the hormone disrupting ch...

Playtex(R) Offers Free Non-BPA Baby Bottles to Parents, Will Stop Using BPA in All Products This Year

Company Offers Free Playtex(R) Drop-Ins(R) Original Nurser Systems WESTPORT, Conn., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Playtex(R) Infant Care, a division of Energizer(R) Personal Care, the leader in infant care, addressed growing public confusion about plastics used in baby bottles by announcin...

CamelBak(R) CEO Statement on BPA and Plastic Re-Usable Water Bottles

PETALUMA, Calif., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- CamelBak is pleased to announce that our complete line of re-usable water bottles will be 100% BPA-free by the end of April, 2008. First to market in January with a BPA-free bottle offering clarity, durability and vibrant color, CamelBak will have an...

Grant to study if early BPA exposure leads to late prostate cancer

Does exposure of baby boys -- in utero or in infancy -- to bisphenol A, a man-made chemical which mimics natural estrogens, predispose them to prostate cancer later in life? A five-year, $2.6 million grant to a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher and her colleague aims to answer this q...

Studies Report More Harmful Effects From BPA

Chemical in plastics may hurt heart and fertility, researchers say WEDNESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- More potentially harmful health effects have been discovered for the chemical bisphenol A, found in clear plastic bottles and other everyday items, according to several new animal ...

American Chemistry Council Welcomes Call for Expedited FDA Review of BPA

The following statement can be attributed to the American Chemistry Council (ACC): ARLINGTON, Va., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today welcomed a congressional request to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expedite its review of the scientific e...

CMC Limited and FileVision LLC Announce Partnership to Provide Business Productivity Solutions to a Global Market

...tionship Manager (IRM) creates knowledge based relationships between people, data, assets and processes. Combined with FileVision's rapidly deployable bpa software, enterprise specific workflows can be created to automate the simple to extremely complex business processes. According to Ramanathan...

Massachusetts Warns: Bisphenol A Toxic

...alth cautions pregnant women and children to avoid bpa exposure SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3 /PRNewsw...urrently moving in California and Congress. bpa is a synthetic estrogen used in hard polycarbonate... the epoxy lining of food and infant formula cans. bpa leaches into food and beverages and moves quickly ...

ChromaDex Establishes a Blanket Purchase Agreement With the National Institutes of Health

...sting services, analytical method development, contract research, isolation of compounds, chemical synthesis and natural product libraries. The bpa makes it easier for the various Institutes within NIH to do business with ChromaDex. "We are honored to be recognized by the National Institutes...
BPA in Medical Technology

New Bisphenol A Study Is of Very Limited Relevance to Human Health

...d to BPA, not by injection. It is well-known that bpa is efficiently metabolized and rapidly eliminated ...on bisphenol A (BPA) and uniformly determined that bpa is safe for use in food contact products. In Febr...d to their ongoing review, stated: 'With regard to bpa generally, based on all available evidence, the co...

Studies Show AFRESA(R) Controls Post-Meal Sugar Levels With Less Weight Gain and Hypoglycemia Risk for Diabetes Patients

...FPG), and weight. A1C was reduced by -0.66% and -0.72% in the TI+G and bpa 70/30 groups, respectively, and the proportion of subjects achieving A1C &l...nd severe (4 percent vs. 10 percent, p=0.0066) hypoglycemia compared to the bpa 70/30 group. Mean changes from baseline to week 52 in pulmonary function te...
BPA in Biological News

Expert urges FDA to take action to reduce BPA exposure

COLUMBIA, Mo. In the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association ( JAMA ), researchers report a significant relationship between urine concentrations of the environmental estrogen bisphenol A (BPA) and cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and liver-enzyme abnormalities. ...

Plastics chemical retards growth, function of adult reproductive cells

...irst to show that chronic exposure to low doses of bpa can impair the growth and function of adult reprod...thy bones, a healthy heart and a healthy mood." bpa is widely used in plastics and is a common compone...iners and baby bottles. The chemical structure of bpa is similar to that of estradiol, a key steroid hor...

Bisphenol A exposure in pregnant mice permanently changes DNA of offspring

...August the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found bpa to be safe as currently used but later said more research on its safety is needed. bpa is used to make hard polycarbonate plastic, such a...ell as to make the linings of metal food cans. bpa has estrogen-like properties and in pregnant anima...

6 environmental research studies reveal critical health risks from plastic

...action of the sex hormone estrogen (bisphenol A or bpa used in polycarbonate plastic), and interfere with...thalates. Two articles show that fetal exposure to bpa or PBDEs disrupts normal development of the brain ... chemistry and behavioral effects from exposure to bpa and "phthalate syndrome" in rats' male offspring. ...

Bisphenol A linked to metabolic syndrome in human tissue

...ng fresh human fat tissues, the UC team found that bpa suppresses a key hormone, adiponectin, which is re...eport scientific evidence on the health effects of bpa at environmentally relevant doses equal to "averag...r of cancer and cell biology at UC who has studied bpa for more than 10 years. "Experimenting with hum...

NTP finalizes report on Bisphenol A

...f a lengthy review of the scientific literature on bpa and takes into consideration public and peer revie.... "But we have concluded that the possibility that bpa may affect human development cannot be dismissed."...mental changes occurring in some animal studies at bpa exposure levels similar to those experienced by hu...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- May 28, 2008

...ucts, including baby bottles and beverage bottles, bpa has come under increasing scrutiny by Congress, re...ological effects. Instead, they have been pulling bpa products from store shelves or abandoning its use ... made with BPA. More than two billion pounds of bpa are used annually in the United States. Although a...

Compounds in plastic packaging act as environmental estrogens altering breast genes

... have demonstrated that two plasticizer compounds, bpa and BBP, are environmental estrogens capable of af...manufacturing a number of products. The studies of bpa and BBP in young rats were designed to see whether...mary gland during critical stages of development." bpa (bisphenol A) is a synthetic resin used in food pa...

Estrogen-like Component of Plastic Stimulates Growth of Certain Prostate Cancer Cells

...roved to be vulnerable to exposure to the chemical bpa (bisophenol A), an industrial chemical and nonster...erapy and according to this new study, exposure to bpa among these patients could potentially put them at...“The results we see in cell culture in response to bpa are ready to be moved to appropriate animal models...
BPA in Biological Technology

Metastorm Selected as a Finalist in ACG Deal of the Year Awards

...otechnology category for its acquisition of Proforma Corporation in July of 2007. Due to this successful acquisition, Metastorm added industry-leading bpa and EA software to its portfolio and enabled it to create the Metastorm Enterprise(TM) platform for end-to-end visibility and coordination of strategy...

SIGG Water Bottles: Hip But Not Necessarily Green; Were Madonna and Cindy Crawford Hoodwinked?

... "Last I saw, the ingredients were on a can of Coke." Now for the good news. Eco warriors who want to avoid plastic bottles and possibly bpa have a safe and greener choice, according to de Moulpied: Klean Kanteen. "I have no affiliation with Klean Kanteen," she said. "Bef...

WallSt.net Announces Upcoming Interview with CEO of BioSante Pharmaceuticals

... NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephen Simes, chief executive officer of BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Amex: bpa ) (http://www.biosantepharma.com ) will be featured in an exclusive interview with http://www.wallst.net scheduled for September 26 at 10:30 a.m. E...

Analysis of Phenolic Estrogen Mimics in River Water by Negative Ion Electrospray LC/MS/MS

...these substances in the target organism. bpa and 4-NP can leach from food containers and plasti...king water supplies and wastewater. Both bpa and 4-NP mimic the effect of natural estrogen horm...er company in Japan. The concentration of 4-NP and bpa were approximately 10 to 100 ng/mL and 1 to 10 ng/...
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