June 17th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Despite the FDA’s recent reluctance to ban BPA (bisphenol-A) in food packaging outright, citing a lack of conclusive evidence that the plastic polymer can cause serious human health issues, the agency may now agree to enforce a ban on the substance from use in baby food packaging.
Read More:FDA Agrees to BPA Ban in Infant Formula, But Adults Must Fend For Themselves
March 24th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Campbell’s Soup’s recent move to discontinue use of the controversial chemical BPA (bisphenol-A) in its soup cans shed more light on the growing concern over hormone-disrupting chemicals found in a wide variety of household products. And the hotly debated issue shows no sign of slowing down as a new scientific paper published in the journal Endocrine Reviews suggests that even very low levels of exposure to these toxins have profoundly adverse effects on human health.
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March 11th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Responding to concern from customers and consumer advocacy groups, Campbell’s Soup has announced that it has begun shifting to BPA-free (bisphenol-A) cans. The concern came as a result of research, including a report from the Breast Cancer Fund and a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health further connecting BPA exposure to a number of health risks.
Read More:Campbell’s Soup and FDA Change Tune on Toxic BPA
October 8th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act into law on October 4, 2011 making it illegal beginning July 1, 2012 for any baby bottles or sippy cups sold in the state to contain the toxic chemical, Bisphenol-A in the state of California.
Read More:California Enacts BPA Ban with Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act