I’ve heard a lot of panic about bisphenol-S (BPS) substitution for bisphenol-A (BPA) in sippy cups and water bottles, because as a new compound, little is known about its safety. A recent study indicates that even though it doesn’t leach as easily, BPS is likely to cause problems similar to BPA by disrupting estrogen. I’ve […]
As you know, Bisphenol-A (BPA) can migrate from the epoxy coatings of aluminum cans right into the food, especially in hot-filled or heat-processed foods. So I was intrigued to learn that testing done by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) showed absolutely no BPA in 234 samples of domestic and imported infant formula, pre-packaged fruit and juices. […]
Carla Bartolucci founded Bionaturae 18 years ago with her Italian husband. She has two children and worries about toxic chemicals just like we do. She’s been feeding her own family organic foods for many, many years in an effort to keep their toxic chemical exposure to a minimum. I found her personal insight on food packaging, […]
It felt like a rumor when I first heard it. The All-American soup company going BPA-free? But it’s true. And I can’t tell you how much I’m savoring the parent-driven, grassroots movement that created the kind of change that legislation often can’t.
We recently shared our thoughts on the test results obtained by Health Canada as well as our questions regarding the testing methods used. Now, thanks to a tip from Kevin Brodwick (Thinkbaby’s founder), we’ve learned that Health Canada has released the results! The study investigated migration of BPA from both polycarbonate and non-polycarbonate baby bottles […]
The scientific journal, Environmental Health Perspectives, just published the shocking results of a new study done by Harvard University and Centers for Disease Control Prevention. The levels of bisphenol-a in the urine of 77 Harvard increased by two-thirds after they drank cold liquids from BPA water bottles for only a week. Whether or not […]
It was amazing to read Dave Case’s well-written article The Real Story Behind Bisphenol-a. The opening tag line alone casts a spotlight of dismay across what I’ve called the Bisphenol-a Debate: How a handful of consultants used Big Tobacco’s tactics to sow doubt about science and hold off regulation of BPA, a chemical in hundreds […]
The Milwaukee Sentinel-Journal released a special report today saying that the FDA’s draft supporting BPA’s safety was prepared primarily by major stakeholders in keeping BPA on the market. Stephen Hentges, executive director of the American Chemistry Council’s group on BPA, was involved in downplaying the dangers of the chemical. The FDA’s draft, released in August, found […]