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Here’s What Happens When You Eat From Plastic Containers

Here’s What Happens When You Eat From Plastic Containers

Drinking water is supposed to be good for you, but what happens when you diligently carry that disposable water bottle around all day, to remind yourself to take a sip? With that sip, you take in an undue amount of plastic, according to recent research. And that’s not all. Takeout cartons, shelf-stable wrapping, those water […]

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    BPA Could Harm Developing Hearts, Research Suggests

    BPA Could Harm Developing Hearts, Research Suggests

    One of the major health concerns associated with the widespread use of plastics is exposure to bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is an endocrine disruptor, meaning it mimics the effects of estrogen on the body and has been linked to the growth of tumors in the breast, uterus and prostate, impacts on pregnancy and fertility and […]

    5 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Toxic BPA

    5 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Toxic BPA

    By Monica Amarelo and Samara Geller No one disputes that bisphenol A, a toxic compound widely used to line food cans and other food packaging, is polluting people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found BPA in the urine of more than 90 percent of Americans sampled. In 2009, tests commissioned by the Environmental […]

    Michael Green Takes on Toxic Chemicals

    Michael Green Takes on Toxic Chemicals

    There are 84,000 chemicals in commerce. How can you keep your family safe in light of so many potentially toxic exposures? The truth is, we all have chemicals in our bodies and our bloodstreams. “What’s happening is that there’s an experiment going on, on all of us right now. There’s a big, planned, but uncontrolled […]