Bisphenol-A (BPA), the famous synthetic chemical compound most of us have been scared away from using, now has competition. We've all heard the term, and by now, many know to avoid this widely used hormone disrupter that mimics estrogen and has been linked to serious health challenges. From water bottles to plastic wrap, we're all on the BPA-free bandwagon. But is replacing one nasty chemical for another really changing anything? And, is there such a thing as safe plastic?
Plastics have long been heralded as a "scientific" breakthrough, and in many ways, plastics really are amazing materials. For cars, prosthetics, computers and industrial uses, plastics offer enormous advantages over other materials.
A revolutionary change overtook America beginning in the l960s, and it’s one that had nothing to do with the usual suspects — long hair, war, sex or rock and roll.
It was an environmental change, but American pop culture noticed it long before mainstream science and medicine awoke to its consequences.
A movie put it to us as succinctly as possible. In The Graduate, a naive, confused college grad, representing his generation, was given advice from a businessman named McGuire.
BPA, as we have mentioned many times before, is a potentially toxic endocrine-disrupting chemical compound that’s virtually impossible to avoid in modern life.
A drumbeat of recent scientific studies emphasises an increasingly alarming convergence of crises for Earth's oceans
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