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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2006 | Marla Cone, Times Staff Writer
Scientists on Tuesday debated the health risks of two chemicals found in plastic baby products as California legislators consider a bill that would make the state the only place in the world to restrict one of the compounds, which has been shown in some studies to mimic female hormones and possibly interfere with boys' reproductive development.
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BUSINESS
March 13, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO -- California's landmark “green chemistry” program is about to go public with a first list of consumer products that might need to be reformulated or pulled from retailers' shelves altogether. The state Department of Toxic Substances Control has identified three groups of goods as “priority” candidates because they contain hazardous compounds that could pose dangers to people or the environment. -- Tris phosphate, or TDCPP, is used in children's foam padded sleeping products, such as nap mats, as a fire retardant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2013 | By Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - A coalition of chemical companies is suing the Jerry Brown administration to stop an additive commonly found in food containers from being included in the state's list of substances that cause birth defects. The lawsuit by the American Chemistry Council, filed in Sacramento County Superior Court on Friday, seeks to prevent the state's Environmental Protection Agency from placing new restrictions on the use of Bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical agent widely used to protect aluminum food cans from corrosion and to strengthen plastic bottles, toys and containers.
BUSINESS
October 29, 2008 | The Associated Press
The Food and Drug Administration's conclusion that a controversial chemical is safe for use in food containers is badly flawed, an independent panel of scientific advisors said in a report released Tuesday. The chemical, known as bisphenol A, is used to make plastic for food packaging, baby bottles and other consumer and medical goods. Environmental groups want to ban BPA in products for infants because of concerns that it can interfere with their development.
HEALTH
December 7, 2009 | Joe Graedon, Teresa Graedon, The People's Pharmacy
Is there really a connection between drinking juices out of aluminum cans and developing Alzheimer's disease? It is unlikely that drinking fruit or vegetable juice from aluminum cans would increase the risk of Alzheimer's. Aluminum cans are coated with a plastic lining to prevent corrosion and protect juice from acquiring a metallic flavor. These liners are not completely innocuous, we fear. Many of them contain bisphenol A (BPA), a compound that mimics estrogen. A December analysis in Consumer Reports notes that some juice and canned foods contain measurable amounts of BPA. :: Is there an exercise that helps relieve vertigo?
BUSINESS
August 13, 2008 | DAVID LAZARUS
Maybe you've seen the ad showing an empty shopping cart in the middle of the desert. "Soon, many common, everyday products could disappear from grocery store shelves all across California," it warns. That would be pretty ominous, if it were true. Which it is not. The ad campaign by the American Chemistry Council is targeting a bill in Sacramento that would ban use of a chemical called bisphenol A, or BPA, in products such as baby bottles and sippy cups used by children under 3. The bill -- SB 1713, spearheaded by state Sen. Carole Migden (D-San Francisco)
HEALTH
March 28, 2014 | By Dana Sullivan Kilroy
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NEWS
June 27, 2011 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog
For consumers, a major problem with judging the threat posed by the chemical bisphenol A -- a chemical used in the manufacture of many plastics that can mimic estrogens in the body -- is that researchers disagree about how dangerous it really is.  (For more on this controversy, check out the related links to the left.) Now researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia studying deer mice are shedding light on another way to measure the chemical's effects: Look at subtle changes in animals' behavior and cognition -- specifically, sexually selected behavioral and cognitive traits that drive their ability to find and attract a mate.
BUSINESS
March 30, 2008 | Elizabeth Douglass, Times Staff Writer
There's a lot of action in any kitchen, so it's a good place to start changing habits and chipping away at petroleum use. The big-ticket items are the appliances. Refrigerators, dishwashers, ovens, microwaves and stoves all consume energy, and that power often involves a fossil fuel of some sort -- so I count using less power as cutting back on my oil/natural gas addiction.
BUSINESS
April 30, 2007 | Leslie Earnest, Times Staff Writer
New parents across America are taking a second look at a playpen staple of the 1950s: glass baby bottles. Replaced long ago in most U.S. households by unbreakable plastic, glass bottles are making a comeback prompted by worries about a chemical used in making the plastic. When Amber Rickert of Los Angeles first heard that a chemical might be leaching from plastic baby bottles, she felt sick -- and immediately bought glass bottles. "For me, it was like a total no-brainer.
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