Should Kiwis Be Concerned About Exposure To BPA?

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Thursday, June 28, 2018
An important piece of information to answer that question is the level of exposure to BPA for people in New Zealand.  Somewhat surprisingly, considering how thoroughly BPA has been studied, no one has apparently measured BPA exposure levels in Kiwis.  That data gap makes a new report from New Zealand both novel and important.
 
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Two Thumbs Up For CLARITY

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
It's helpful to think of the CLARITY Study as a review.
 
Before going to a restaurant or a new movie, there’s a good chance you’ll check some reviews from sources that you trust.  Why?  Because restaurant and movie critics make their living finding the best food and entertainment so you don’t have to take a chance on a bad experience.
 
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Was FDA’s Recent Statement on BPA Premature?

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Monday, March 26, 2018

A few weeks ago the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) released the results of the largest study ever conducted on bisphenol A (BPA).  The CLARITY Core study was conducted by senior scientists with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in their own laboratory in Arkansas known as the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR).

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What Exactly Is An Environmentally Relevant Dose?

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The term “environmentally relevant dose” is commonly used to characterize the dose of a chemical that is given to laboratory animals in scientific studies.  More specifically the term is used to signal that the results of the study are important.
 
But what does the term actually mean?  Presumably it means that the dose given to laboratory animals is comparable (i.e., relevant) to the levels that people are actually exposed to from their environments (e.g., from diet, drinking water, air). 
 
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CLARITY – Just Another Study?

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
You may have already heard that the U.S. National Toxicology Program recently released the results of an important new study on BPA known as the CLARITY Core study.  One reason it’s important is because the goal of the study was to resolve any remaining uncertainties about the safety of BPA, which has been a controversial topic for quite some time.  
 
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