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Retail giants face pressure to change chemical-coated receipt paper

Some of Canada's biggest retailers started testing alternatives to receipt paper that's coated in potentially dangerous chemicals, as pressure mounts for them to phase it out by the end of this year.

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Toxic chemicals can enter food through packaging, so we made a list

Environmental NGO EDF has identified toxic chemicals of concern that must be addressed to ensure health and safety.
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Concerns raised over ‘regrettable’ BPA substitutions

Research indicates chemicals used as alternatives to bisphenol A in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins aren't always safer.

www.earth.com
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Stormwater is washing a cocktail of contaminants off of streets into drains

Urban stormwater is washing harmful substances off of buildings and streets into storm drains.
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Young & restless: BPA, circadian rhythms, and hyperactivity

From obesity to autism, the effects of bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy and childhood are well known. However, new research shows that BPA exposure during pregnancy at levels once considered safe could disrupt circadian rhythms as well as lead to hyperactivity later in life.

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BPA substitutes linked to obesity in children and teens

Two chemicals used as substitutes for bisphenol A (BPA) may contribute to childhood weight gain and obesity, according to a study published today in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

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EU court upholds toxic designation for chemical BPA

A trade group for the plastics industry failed to persuade the European General Court on Thursday that the industrial chemical BPA should not be classified as toxic.
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Bisphenol: What to know about the chemicals in water bottles and cans

Though its health effects are still debated, the EPA says it is concerned about bisphenol (such as BPA) because 'it is a reproductive, developmental and systemic toxicant.'

chicagohealthonline.com
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Why consumers should skip receipt slips

Nearly every day we encounter thermal paper receipts — those lightly coated slips from the grocery store, clothing store, gas station and the like.

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Candidate for Wisconsin governor breastfeeds in campaign ad

A Democratic candidate in Wisconsin's gubernatorial race released a campaign ad showing her breastfeeding while detailing her efforts to ban the use of Bisphenol A in baby bottles and sippy cups in the state.
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It's surprisingly hard to ban toxic sex toys, but here's how to protect yourself.

It's Surprisingly Hard to Ban Toxic Sex Toys, But Here's How to Protect Yourself

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Canada groups urge government to toughen toxic chemicals law.

By Lynn Desjardins | english@rcinet.ca

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Washington state requires reporting of 20 additional chemicals in children's products.

The Washington Department of Ecology has added 20 chemicals and deleted three others from the list of substances reportable under the state's Children's Safe Products Reporting Rule.

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