Polycarbonate Plastic Helps Win the Race!

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
A common feature of many winter sports events is that they involve racing down a mountain at high speed, sometimes under icy conditions if not literally on ice.  Any kind of crash could be disastrous, not only for a chance at a medal, but because of the bodily injury that could result.
 

Worried About BPA? Pray for Divine Intervention

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
It’s not hard to find products labeled as BPA-free these days.  For example, you’ll find more than 100,000 results if you search Amazon.com for the term “BPA-free.”  Even manufacturers of products that never contained BPA in the first place get in on the action, for example the BPA-free glass food storage containers shown on the first page of the Amazon.com results.  Some manufacturers go further to provide information on BPA and why they think you should avoid it.
 
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The BPA Emperor Has No Clothes

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Monday, January 29, 2018
Most likely you’ve never heard of Paracelsus, a Swiss physician from the 14th century, but you live every day with a toxicology principle that he created.  That principle, simply stated as “the dose makes the poison,” has stood the test of time for about 500 years.
 
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Does Your Body Need A BPA Detox?

Steven Hentges, Ph.D
Monday, January 8, 2018

If you search the term “detox” on the internet you’ll find more than a few results.  In particular, Google returned about 161,000,000 results this afternoon.  Some of these are for detox centers that provide medical rehabilitation from dependence on an intoxicating or addictive substance.  And that’s a good thing for those who need it.
 

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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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