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BPA isn't the only hormone disruptor: Beware hidden sources like flame retardant chemicals

Much of the focus in recent years on hormone disruptors in consumer products and the food supply has been directed at bisphenol-A (BPA), the hidden plastics chemical that was recently found in a peer-reviewed study to be present in the bloodstreams of virtually everyone. But a new study recently published online in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives draws fresh attention to the issue of ubiquitous flame retardant chemicals, which exert similar estrogenic effects in humans exposed to them.

Plastics chemical BPA could be making your children fat: Research

If you have a child with an ever-expanding waistline and are unsure of the cause, the answer could be hiding in the toys he plays with or the bottles she drinks from. New research published in the peer-reviewed journal, Pediatrics, suggests that both bisphenol-A (BPA), the infamously toxic plastics chemical, and phthalates could be causing young children to pack on extra pounds, which means they very well may be potential contributors to the childhood obesity epidemic currently sweeping the nation.

Fetal exposure to BPA has now reached 100 percent; Plastics chemical contaminating everyone

New research published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science & Technology completely debunks the government lie that the plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) is neither harmful nor persistent in humans at current exposure levels. Originating out of California, this latest assessment of fetal exposure to BPA has concluded that 100 percent of both young and unborn children now have BPA circulating in their bloodstreams, suggesting universal exposure to this ubiquitous toxin.

BPA linked to errors in human egg development

Working with human eggs discarded during in vitro fertilization, scientists from Boston have discovered that bisphenol A affected the egg's ability to mature and disrupted the organization and alignment of chromosomes. It is the first study to investigate effects of BPA on human egg development.

Baby-Bottle Makers Ban BPA.

While the FDA dillydallied on reviewing its earlier ruling that bisphenol A (BPA) poses no threat to health, researchers at the National Institutes of Health — basing their findings on 2009 findings — linked BPA to the interference of brain development both in newborns and the unborn. As a result, the attorneys general of Connecticut, New Jersey and Delaware wrote a joint letter to the six primary manufacturers of baby bottles, urging them to stop using BPA in their products.

BPA causes devastating metabolic changes inside the body, study finds

The real threat from bisphenol-A (BPA), the nefarious plastics chemical linked to endocrine disruption, may have more to do with the substances produced when the chemical is metabolized by the body rather than with the actual chemical itself. A new study published in the journal PLoS One explains how a BPA metabolite known as MPB actually tends to bind much more easily to the body's estrogen receptors than BPA does, which may help explain why some studies have overlooked BPA's tendency to wreak metabolic havoc throughout the body.

BPA may cause 'low T' and other male reproductive health problems

According to a recent animal trial in the Journal of Biomedical Research, low doses of bisphenol A (BPA) may cause reduced testosterone production. After two weeks of regular oral BPA administration, adult male rats were found to have significantly lower sperm counts than controls. The BPA also appeared to reduce the production of important sex hormones, such as FSH.

'BPA-free' not enough: Endocrine disruptors are in your food, too

Hormone-disrupting chemicals are so widely dispersed throughout the environment that even avoiding all plastics and other food containers made with BPA and similar chemicals may not be enough to protect you, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Washington, Seattle Children's Research Institute, BC Children's Hospital, Simon Fraser University and published in the Nature Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology.

The BPA challenge - Reduce exposure and detoxify in five days or fewer

Bisphenol A (BPA) is one of those modern toxins that is difficult to dodge. Found in an assortment of plastic food packaging, drink containers and even credit card receipts, it's impossible to completely avoid. And the general public is poisoned by BPA on a daily basis, completely unaware a powerful contaminant is lurking in their food. Yet, health risks can be reduced with basic lifestyle adjustments along with simple detoxification practices.

Chemical BPA linked to increase of childhood asthma

Here we go again. Yet another new study has linked the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) -- widely found in plastic products, food can liners and even food receipts -- to a serious health problem. Meanwhile, although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups last July, the agency continues to do little else about this potentially dangerous additive other than issuing statements saying the FDA is continuing to study the issue of BPA safety.