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Plastics Chemical BPA Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Kids

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) — Children exposed to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) may run a higher risk of developing asthma, a new study suggests. BPA is used in many plastic containers and in the linings of metal cans that hold food. It’s even been …

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Cashiers May Absorb Controversial Chemical When Handling Receipts

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Latest Prevention & Wellness News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People who work a cash register all day are most likely absorbing a potentially toxic chemical from the receipts they handle, new research finds. Thermal receipt paper contains bisphenol A (BPA), which …

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Chemical Industry Executive Nominated to Lead Consumer Watchdog Agency

Chemical Industry Executive Nominated to Lead Consumer Watchdog Agency

WASHINGTON — President Trump has tapped Nancy B. Beck, a former chemical industry executive, to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an independent federal agency charged with protecting the public against dangers like toxic substances in products. Dr. Beck previously led the Environmental Protection Agency’s office of chemical safety, a …

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Chemical Used to Strip Bathtubs Linked to Worker Deaths: CDC

Chemical Used to Strip Bathtubs Linked to Worker Deaths: CDC

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) — A chemical used to strip bathtubs has been associated with more than a dozen deaths of people working as bathtub refinishers in the United States in the last 12 years, according to a new report. Methylene chloride …

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Plastics Chemical BPA Common in ‘Preemie’ ICU: Study

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By Amanda GardnerHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) — Premature babies who spend their first few days of life in the neonatal intensive care unit may be exposed to a possibly harmful chemical widely used in the manufacture of hard plastics, new research says. The chemical, bisphenol A (BPA), …

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