BPA found in soup can lining may cause adverse health effects

Consuming canned soup linked to greatly elevated levels of the chemical BPA — BPA, found in soup can lining, associated with adverse health effects in humans – A new study to quantify BPA levels in humans after ingestion of canned foods reveals that a group of volunteers who consumed a serving of canned soup each day for five days had a more than 1,000% increase in urinary bisphenol A (BPA) concentrations compared with when the same individuals consumed fresh soup daily for five days.

Bisphenol A linked to heart disease in adults

Analysis of new data confirms bisphenol A link to disease in adults — New findings confirm those of 2008 study – Researchers from the Peninsula Medical School and the University of Exeter, UK, have found more evidence for a link between Bisphenol A exposure (BPA, a chemical commonly used in plastic food containers) and cardiovascular disease.

Bisphenol A BPA may cause heart disease in women

BPA may cause heart disease in women, research shows – New research by a team of scientists at the University of Cincinnati (UC) shows that bisphenol A (BPA) may be harmful for the heart, particularly in women. Results of several studies are being presented in Washington, D.C., at ENDO 09, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, June 10-13.

Bisphenol A remain in body even after fasting

Rochester study raises new questions about controversial plastics chemical Bisphenol A. – A University of Rochester Medical Center study challenges common assumptions about the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), by showing that in some people, surprisingly high levels remain in the body even after fasting for as long as 24 hours.

Health Canada reaffirms safety of BPA use

Health Canada Reaffirms Safety of BPA for Use in Metal Food Packaging. North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA) Working with Canadian Government and Infant Formula Manufacturers to Develop Industry Code of Practice for Infant Formula. – Announcement by Health Canada regarding completion of its assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) offers reassurance to Canadians that the use of this chemical in the production of epoxy resins in metal food and beverage packaging presents no risk to consumers.

Health expert urges FDA to take action to reduce BPA exposure

US action to reduce BPA exposures may offer an effective intervention for improving health and reducing the burden of some of the most consequential human health problems. – Researchers found a significant relationship between urine concentrations of the environmental estrogen bisphenol A (BPA) and cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and liver-enzyme abnormalities.

Canada takes action on Bisphenol A

Government of Canada is taking action to protect the health of Canadians and the environment from another chemical of concern – Bisphenol A. – Canada is the first country in the world to complete a risk assessment of bisphenol A in consultation with industry and other stakeholders, and to initiate a 60 day public comment period on whether to ban the importation, sale and advertising of polycarbonate baby bottles which contain bisphenol A.

Ban use of bisphenol A in baby bottles

Environmental health groups call for immediate moratorium on bisphenol A in baby bottles, food and beverage containers. Baby bottles leach toxic chemical, according to new U.S. and Canadian Study. – Dozens of state and national environmental health organizations in the U.S. and Canada are calling for an immediate moratorium on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and other food and beverage containers, based on the results of a new study that demonstrates the toxic chemical BPA leaches from popular plastic baby bottles when heated.

Polycarbonate plastic bottles harmful for hot liquids

When it comes to Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure from polycarbonate plastic bottles, it?s not whether the container is new or old but the liquid?s temperature that has the most impact on how much BPA is released, according to University of Cincinnati (UC) scientists. – Liquid’s temperature that has the most impact on how much Bisphenol A (BPA) is released from polycarbonate plastic bottles, and it does not matter whether the container is new or old, revealed by researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC).