BPA Victory!

After years of campaigning on the issue, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition announces a victory in the battle towards banning bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical linked with breast cancer, from our consumer products. The federal government has announced a ban on the use of BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups beginning in Fall 2012.  Science indicates […]

Sales Receipts

Careful handling those sales receipts. BPA can show up in some unexpected places, like your wallet. A December 2010 study from Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and the Washington Toxics Coalition found that 95% of the money they tested contained traces of BPA. How did it get there? Thermal paper receipts are coated in a powdery […]

Plastics Guide

Confused about plastic? If the number in the triangle is a 3, 6, or 7, skip it. Number 3 plastics are easy to remember by the 3 letters PVC (or vinyl). This plastic often contains lead, cadmium, phthalates, and DEHA – all of which are toxic to humans. PVC makes the rounds, appearing in toys, […]

Federal Action – BPA

The week of BPA continues.  The American Chemistry Council (ACC) may have recently announced that BPA finally is no longer used in baby bottles and sippy cups (yeah!) (thanks to Mass. Dept. of Public Health for paving the way with a regulation banning the chemical from these products last year after advocacy lead by MBCC […]

BPA: Brief Summary

BPA – You’ve heard about it, you may know that it’s a chemical used in baby bottles and other kinds of reusable beverage containers, cans, sales receipts and other products.  But, do you know some of the research behind the concerns?  Here’s a sampling of research representing a few of the primary concerns with BPA: […]