Information-Free Labels – It’s Not What You Need To Know

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Have you seen any BPA-Free labels lately? You know what I mean – the ones that appear on the packaging of all manner of foods and consumer products, often with green imagery to let you know that the product is safe for you and the environment. Have you ever wondered what exactly those labels mean?  If your answer to either of those questions is yes, you’ve probably been misinformed.

 
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Three Reasons to Safely Drink out of Plastic Water Bottles

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

It sometimes seems not a day goes by without another article on the internet announcing 5, 7 or even more reasons not to drink out of plastic water bottles. That recommendation could only make sense if the reasons are valid, and this is where the articles come up dry.

With the three reasons below, you can safely ignore the 5, 7, or more reasons in so many other articles and continue to drink out of plastic bottles to your heart’s content.

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The National Academy of Sciences Comments on BPA

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Friday, July 28, 2017

Last week an expert committee of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released a report with the esoteric title “Application of Systematic Review Methods in an Overall Strategy for Evaluating Low-Dose Toxicity from Endocrine Active Chemicals.” I’m guessing that one slipped by under your radar screen. Just reading the title might deter you from reading any further, but keep reading this blog since the report revealed a very important observation about bisphenol A (BPA).

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Is there BPA in the water?

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Saturday, May 6, 2017

The days of river pollution causing fires are long over. These days Americans almost take it for granted that the rivers, streams and lakes around us are safe and clean.  However, concerns about whether there are contaminants in water and their possible health risks still exist.

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