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BPA Could Reduce Sperm Count

Bisphenol A, or BPA, has already been linked to breast and prostate cancer, early sexual maturation in young girls, ADHD, immune system problems, and an increase in obesity and type 2 diabetes. Now ad…


5 Ways to Detox From BPA

If you live in the United States, there's more than a 90 percent chance that BPA is already in your bloodstream. Bisphenol A (BPA) — the nasty, endocrine-disrupting chemical linked to cancers…


Toxic BPA Sales Skyrocket Despite Link to Cancer, Obesity, More

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a building block for polycarbonate plastic (think hard plastic water bottles) and epoxy resins (think the lining of soup cans and aluminum soda cans). When it is heated or exposed…


The Human Face of Chemical Exposure

When something big and unexpected happens to you, when you get your socks knocked off and aren't sure you'll be able to find them any time soon, when you find yourself overwhelmed in a way you've neve…


Toxins Linked to Belly Fat and Obesity

Are plastics thwarting your best weight loss efforts? A new study from Harvard School of Public Health and published in the journal Environmental Health found that commonly-found toxins in plastics ar…


2 Days of Canned Food, 2000% Increase in BPA

By A.K. Streeter, TreeHugger An experiment in Sweden shows eating canned food clearly and drastically raises levels of bisphenol A (BPA), though not higher than currently recommended safe levels.…


3 Harmful Plastics to Remove From Your Life

Plastic can seem pervasive at times. From food packaging and storage to flooring and household goods, plastic is everywhere. There are a number of ways that we try to eliminate plastic from our lives—…


Conspiracy to Keep BPA in Food?

What will it take to get Bisphenol A out of our food sources?  This chemical is a building block for polycarbonate plastic (think hard plastic water bottles) and epoxy resins (think the lining of soup…


5 Key Strategies for a Plastic-Free Life

We've reduced, reused, and fretted over Ziploc bags for an entire month, and now it's time to turn all those lessons learned into words we can live by. Here are the 5 key strategies we learned, which …


Chemical in Canned Foods Could Be Toxic

A report claims that canned food exposes us to a harmful chemical at levels high enough to cause real damage. By Emily Main, Your can of soup could put your health at risk, and not ju…


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