Seoul Listens to the Science on BPA

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Monday, July 30, 2018
Next time you walk down the canned food aisle of the grocery store, take a close look at the labels on the cans.  You’re likely to see some with logos indicating that the product is BPA-Free.  Since the labels provide no information to explain what that really means, you probably assume it must be a good thing.  If it isn’t, why would they put it on the label?
 
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AAP Misses the Facts on BPA

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
The eye-catching headline of a recent news statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) misses the facts on BPA. The headline claimed that “some common food additives may pose health risks to children.”  And that’s what the media reported, and in some cases embellished, apparently without asking too many questions about the BPA facts.
 
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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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