BPA Exposure "Much Higher" Than Believed and the Proposed BPA Ban

Bisphenol-A or BPA -- a chemical used primarily to make plastics -- has been under scrutiny in the United States since 2008 when its safety was called into question. Most recently, a study published September 20 in the online NIH journal Environmental Health Perspectives "suggests exposure to BPA is actually much greater than previously thought, and its authors urge the federal government to act quickly to regulate the chemical that is found in baby bottles, food-storage containers and many household products." ...more

I try not to use any plastics... I have glass food containers for food storage, a glass water ...more

Chemicals in the news...

There have been a number of headlines about the harmful chemicals we are exposed to and their possible harmful consequences to our health. None of this is new, but if it gets more people thinking about the issue, then all the better…...more

Another reason to eat your greens

Are you now, or have you ever been, a consumer of canned food?Yeah, me too.And I was none too pleased when I learned that epoxy-lined cans appear to be our main source of bisphenol A (BPA) exposure. I now avoid most canned food, which is kind of a drag convenience-wise (although it has done wonders for my soup-making skills). Nonetheless, I'm still troubled by the estrogen-mimicking chemical's widespread presence in food packaging and other items (cash-register receipts is my new favorite)....more

To BPA or Not to BPA? That is the Question: Tips for Limiting Your Family’s Exposure

  Wow!  My head starts spinning when I sit down and actually tick thru all of the items I have to think about on a daily basis.  ...more

Could You Go a Whole Year With Only Five Pounds of Plastic Trash?

What if you were told you were only allowed to generate five pounds of plastic trash this year? And what if that five pounds had to include both your recyclable AND non-recyclable plastic? Could you do it? How would you live? According to reports from the Environmental Protection Agency (PDF) and the California Integrated Waste Management Board (PDF), the average American generates between 88 and 128 pounds of plastic trash (before recycling) per year. ...more

Those are really cool SS straws!  Never heard of them.  Now gotta get ...more

The Death of BPA?

MomsRising and other organizations have been working for years to keep kids safe from toxic Bisphenol-A (BPA) in food containers and bottles. We've generated tens of thousands of letters to Congress and state legislatures, and sent pages of petition signatures to manufacturers. We've made progress -- but we still have a ways to go!...more

How Safe Is Your Metal Water Bottle?

Reusable water bottles are a green option. You probably feel good about using them. However, all plastic bottles are not equal. Some plastics contain BPA (bisphenol-A) and could pose a health risk. Thanks to consumers who demanded healthier baby bottles and water bottles, many plastic bottles are now BPA free. ...more

The big SIGG BPA letdown

Water bottle manufacturer SIGG has found themselves in the hot seat recently after they revealed that their bottles, which many environmentally-aware, health-conscious consumers and parents fell in love with, have actually contained bisphenol-A (BPA) all along. SIGG claims they never said their bottles were BPA-free, but only that they "did not leach BPA." ...more

Ugh, that's disheartening to hear. I hate it when companies prove to be misleading dickheads. ...more

BPA Toxic, BPA Not Toxic: What's An Anxious Mom To Believe These Days, Anyway?

Okay, I'm just going to get this out of the way right up front: this kind of thing - this 'oh hey maybe we were all worried about nothing' kind of thing? - makes my head hurt. Bad. Because, really. It was alarming enough the first time around, to find out that something that was in products that our kids were sucking on was maybe just a little, you know, toxic. It was alarming because, why didn't they know? and why didn't they tell us? and WHY? HOW? So now when someone says, "oh, hey, all that hullaboo about DANGER DANGER TOSS YOUR BOTTLES? ...more

I have a difficult time with Stats, but I won't belabor that here.

The National ...more

Did We Need to Throw Out the Plastic Baby Bottles: Who Should We Trust?

We've all heard about bad plastic.  Some of us have thrown out the baby bottles and sippy cups with bisphenol a or BPA, the suspected toxin.  But is it that dangerous?  It's hard to know.  Just this week we've received two very different verdicts... ...more