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

The Group of 17 Power Women

Last week, we introduced you to the newest women in the Senate as well as those who began serving late in the Clinton Administration. This week, we get to have--dare we say--a senior moment with the women who have been serving in the senate long enough to wield power on their committees, from recently re-elected third-termers Susan Collins and Mary Landrieu to the women who were there when Anita Hill spoke, including the Lioness of the Senate, Barbara Mikulski. ...more