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Bisphenol A (BPA)

At Eternal Source, one of the chemicals we are always keeping a close eye on as part of our product research is the commonly used chemical – Bisphenol A (also known as BPA) - which is a synthetic estrogen used to harden polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins.

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    Top 5 Tips for Avoiding Bisphenols (incl. BPA & BPS)

    On 13.05.2013 by Tracey Tipping

    If hiding in a cave isn't an option for you (!!), then here are my top 5 tips on avoiding the Bisphenol group of chemicals (including BPA):
    1. Don't Eat Canned Foods
    Canned foods are lined with an epoxy resin that contains BPA to ensure that the internal contents don't come into contact with the metal.
    Unfortunately, there [...]

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    BPA + the New Bisphenols - BPS & BPF!

    On 09.05.2013 by Tracey Tipping

    While doing my usual round of BPA research last week, I was pretty stunned to learn that some companies are now replacing BPA with other chemicals from the Bisphenol family (oh, no there's a family of them!!) - primarily BPF and BPS.
    New Study on BPA & the Other Bisphenols
    A study published last week in the [...]

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    Has BPA been Banned in Australia?

    On 19.07.2012 by Tracey Tipping

    Despite the multitude of research that has been undertaken on BPA over many years (see the timeline by the Environmental Working Group), it seems that regulators in both Australia and overseas are very cautious about making any adverse health declarations about BPA.
    The presumption seems to be that the chemical is safe unless it can be [...]

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    Banning BPA

    On 19.08.2011 by Tracey Tipping

    Many countries around the world have decided to take precautionary action when it comes to BPA in children’s products, with Canada & the EU banning BPA in polycarbonate baby bottles.
    In addition, 8 states and 3 counties/cities in the United States have enacted bans as well (see full details in the table below).

    Country
    Details of Action [...]

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    How are people exposed to BPA?

    On 19.08.2011 by Tracey Tipping

    It is hard to comprehend that in 2005 the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) found that 95 percent of Americans have detectable levels of BPA in their bodies[1]. Not only that, but in many cases these levels were found to be above the concentrations known to reliably cause adverse effects (like the [...]

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    What is BPA?

    On 18.08.2011 by Tracey Tipping

    The more research we have done and the more we have chatted to people, the more we have realised that while many of us might have heard of BPA we often don’t really know what it is or which what products contain it, so here are a few handy points to help shed light on [...]

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