Concerned About BPA? Consider Moving to South Korea.

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Thursday, December 7, 2017
If you’re reading this blog you probably have some interest in BPA and are aware of the controversy about its safety that has been reported in the media for some time.  To address the scientific controversy, government bodies around the world have repeatedly reviewed the complete scientific record on BPA and consistently conclude that BPA is not a health risk.
 
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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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Don’t Confuse Me With The Facts… About BPA

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Whether you’re interested in BPA or not, you might at least want to know what are the facts about BPA safety.  For some time, BPA has been a popular topic in the media, often with stories that suggest that exposure to BPA is harmful.  Is this true?
 
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My Polycarbonate Vacation

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Most people try very hard to not take their work with them on vacation. Vacations are supposed be refreshing and a good way to do that is to leave it all behind, at least for a while.

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What Happens To BPA In Your Body? Are We Sure We Know?

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Thursday, September 28, 2017

If you browse around on this website, you’ll quickly find the answer to the first question. The most common way we encounter BPA is through our diet and, after oral exposure, BPA is quickly absorbed into the body through the intestine.
 

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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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Should Canadians Worry About Exposure to BPA?

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Last week Health Canada released an anticipated report with important new data on exposure of Canadians to a variety of chemicals. It’s important because without knowing how much of which chemicals we’re exposed to, it’s difficult to know whether those chemical exposures are safe or not.
 

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Hot Dogs and Bisphenol F – A Summertime Classic!

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Monday, August 14, 2017

There’s still plenty of time this summer to fire up the grill and make some tasty hot dogs for a classic summertime meal. Slip one into a toasted bun with some relish and mustard, add the secret ingredient bisphenol F (BPF), and you’ll be in hot dog heaven.
 

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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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Where In The World Are You Safe From BPA?

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Based on how much you’ve heard about bisphenol A (BPA) in the media, it would be perfectly understandable if you concluded that BPA is public enemy #1. It’s apparently everywhere at unsafe levels and there is no way to escape.
 

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