What are Phthalates, and Why are They in Our Food?

What are Phthalates, and Why are They in Our Food?

Phthalates are a type of chemical, easily released into its surroundings, that have been linked with all sorts of health problems – most notably breast cancer, endocrine disruption and obesity. They’re found in plastics, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, toys, packaging … Continue reading

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More BPA Concerns Surface

More BPA Concerns Surface

A worrying read on the Civil Eats blog – our exposure to BPA (Bisphenol-A) is much worse than we think: According to a new study, exposure to the gender-bending chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) is worse than previously estimated. The study, which … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Minimize your Family’s BPA Exposure (+FDA Update)

6 Ways to Minimize your Family’s BPA Exposure (+FDA Update)

The FDA has an update for consumers on its efforts to determine the safety of BPA (Bisphenol-A), an industrial chemical unfortunately found in many plastic bottles and cans containing foods and beverages. This is happening less than 2 years after … Continue reading

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15 Quick Facts About BPA [Chemical Thingy in Bottles & Cans]

15 Quick Facts About BPA [Chemical Thingy in Bottles & Cans]

The December Edition of Consumer Reports, already out, is bringing BPA, a controversial chemical, back to the headlines. The non-profit publisher, Consumers Union, tested various canned foods for BPA and found alarmingly high values in daily staples such as tuna, … Continue reading

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