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Bisphenol A and puberty onset in female mice: Developmental effects of low-dose exposure

Girls have been entering puberty at increasingly younger average ages since the 1800s, in no small part because health and nutrition have improved over time. A new experimental study of mice exposed to low doses of BPA indicates EDCs may also contribute.

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Many BPA-free plastics are toxic. Some are worse than BPA

More than 50 different chemicals are now pumped into consumer products in place of BPA. These BPA-free alternatives can be as bad as — or worse than — the original.
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Study: early BPA exposure may cause 'premature ageing' of liver epigenome

Susceptibility to metabolic disorders could increase as a result, results suggest.

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Little known about non-natural chemicals increasingly being found in environment

Pesticides, ingredients from sunscreen, an artificial sweetener and the plasticizer bisphenol-A,were among the chemicals found.

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To replace controversial plastic additive BPA, a chemical company teams up with unlikely allies

To test its new compound, Sherwin-Williams sought help from scientists and environmental groups critical of bisphenol A.

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In New York City, paper receipts set to go the way of foie gras

Those yard-long paper receipts that spew from cash registers may be following plastic bags and foie gras into the dustbin of New York City history.
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Many environmental exposures linked to high blood pressure in children

Researchers have found that environmental exposures during pregnancy and childhood could have an effect on blood pressure in young people. 
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Leonardo Trasande: Banning dangerous chemicals could save the US billions

It's a myth that environmental regulations stifle economic productivity. Harmful chemicals cost the US $340bn a year.

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Paper receipts would be restricted in California under AB 161

California shoppers would have to ask for paper receipts at stores if Gavin Newsom signs into a law a bill that restricts their use. AB 161 by Assemblyman Phil Ting favors electronic receipts.
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Illinois lawmakers targeting harmful chemical found in receipts

State senators passed a measure Tuesday that would prohibit BPA from being used in paper for business and banking records. Cash register paper and debit card and sales receipts would be included.

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Switzerland bans the use of BPA and BPS in thermal paper

Switzerland has become the first country in Europe to ban bisphenol S (BPS) and bisphenol A (BPA) from being used in thermal paper.

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Why we don’t know if plastics are safe

Academics and regulators at odds over impact of chemical additives.
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Noise pollution: What you need to know about the carbon footprint of streaming music

It turns out your mother may have been right about your music after all.
chemicalwatch.com
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Greater supply chain collaboration, information key to BPA substitution

The European Chemicals Agency and Belgian health and economic ministries hosted a workshop on thermal paper alternatives.

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Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

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Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

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