Tag Archives: BPA

Surgeons receive millions from Big Pharma to promote medical devices in journals.

6 Dec

Medical professionals commonly write articles for popular medical journals that endorse specific drugs or medical devices. But a new study has found that most fail to disclose the fact that they are receiving direct compensation from Big Pharma for such endorsements, which is often to the tune of millions of dollars. Continue reading

Celebrity-branded perfumes loaded with toxic petrochemicals

6 Dec

Even high-end perfumes are made with cocktails of dangerous and untested chemicals that may produce problems from allergies to hormone disruption, a study by the Environmental Working Group and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has found. Continue reading

Think your exposure to BPA is minimal and harmless? Think again

30 Sep

Some recent reports about the dangers of the plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) insist that people not worry because overall exposure is limited, they say. But a new report published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives says otherwise, estimating that the average person is exposed to at least eight times the daily amount of BPA that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers “safe”. Continue reading

Stainless steel water bottles: Are they better than plastic and glass?

16 Sep

For years, I’ve always carried my own drinking water when I’m at the gym or running errands around town. That’s because I don’t drink out of water fountains with all their chlorinated, fluoridated public water sources (yuck!). I can’t stand restaurant water, which is usually just gross tap water with ice cubes in it. I also don’t drink out of plastic water bottles because, well, I don’t particularly wish to grow a pair of BPA-induced male breasts (although I’m sure that would be amusing to YouTube viewers). Continue reading