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Bisphenol A

31 May 2017

Bisphenol A (BPA) has been the subject of much recent controversy due to reports that it can cause birth defects, impaired sugar control as well as other health problems in rodents.  Bisphenol A is...

Murky Mercola

20 Mar 2017

If you haven’t heard of Joe Mercola, you have not been surfing the waves of health advice on the web. He is an osteopathic physician whose practice now is limited to offering mostly iffy medical...

The Golden Marketing of Golden Alcohol

20 Mar 2017

Marketing these days is often based not on what is in a product, but rather on what it doesn’t contain. Labels scream no cholesterol, no trans fats, no gluten, no BPA, no phthalates, no parabens...

A "majestically scientific" study casts doubt on the risks associated with Bisphenol A

20 Mar 2017

I must say that I have never previously heard a study described as “majestically scientific.”  But the British do have a way with words. And those were the words that Dr. Richard Sharpe of the...

Don't Blame the Water Bottle!

20 Mar 2017

I've repeatedly been asked about the circulating email that claims Sheryl Crow blames her breast cancer on chemicals leaching out of water bottles and warns women to never keep bottled water in the...

When it comes to bisphenol A there is smoke, but is there fire?

20 Mar 2017

During the 1930s, Swiss chemist Pierre Castan was researching materials for denture repair and American Sylvan Greenlee was working on novel paints. Independently, the two hit upon epoxy resins,...

Tempest in a K cup

20 Mar 2017

A question came up about the risks of chemicals leaching out of those convenient coffee K cups. Yes, chemicals do leach out. That of course is the idea, you want to leach out the hundreds of...

Dateline NBC: Endocrine Disruptors

20 Mar 2017

Well…finally the Dateline piece on “hormone disruptors,: for which I was interviewed aired on March 24th. It was not as bad as it could have been, but not as good either. In the end I got 58...