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  • BPA as a Potential Obesogen in School-Age Girls

    A study published last week in the journal PLOS ONE has brought new attention to the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) as a potential obesogen - substance that causes obesity - in humans. Out of 1,326 school-age children in China,......

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  • Household Chemicals and Breast Cancer

    Wouldn’t it be nice if we could prevent cancer instead of having to deal with it after it happens? Fran Drescher, the actress with the unique voice, has a whole campaign called Cancer Schmancer, and the great thing about her approach is that she focuses on prevention. What a concept!......

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  • BPA and Weight Gain

    A new study in the The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism has found that high levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in older adults are associated with increased weight and waist size, both indicators of obesity that can lead to serious illness and disease. Researchers in China have found that......

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  • BPA in Our Food

    Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a chemical that has been linked to a wide array of health issues such as reproductive abnormalities, cancer, diabetes and heart disease. It is used to harden plastics and line containers and is not something that I would want to ingest ever, never mind on a daily......

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  • Diaper Bags: Go Natural

    All moms know that a properly packed diaper bag can make or break your day, when you are dealing with small children and babies. A diaper bag is not just a portable changing station, but it can also be a first aid kit, a small kitchen, and a toy store.......

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  • Chemicals and the Future of our Children

    The Disappearing Male is a documentary about the effects of man-made compounds, like BPA and phylates, and their effect on children, especially boys. It is eye opening and scary at the same time. Today is Earth Day, so do yourself a favor, and watch this watch this video.......

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  • The Disappearing Male: Are Chemicals to Blame?

    So I am on a documentary kick right now. Here is another documentary that demonstrates the link between chemicals like Bisphenol A (BPA) and their effect on male genes. Currently, the FDA has not banned use of BPA (found in many plastics, can linings, etc.), even though they......

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