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Human Birth Control Chemical, BPA Cause Lower Fertility In Fish, Government Scientists Say

Newly-released research from U.S. government scientists found a chemical in birth control pills and the chemical BPA affects the fertility of fish. These chemicals often end up in waterways.


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HealthWatch: High Levels Of BPA Linked To Child Obesity

New research reports a link between the bisphenol A (BPA) chemical used in many types of food packaging and childhood obesity. The study found the link existed regardless of how many calories kids were taking in through their diets.


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Gov. Brown Signs Ban On BPA Bottles, Enforces Lead Ban

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a pair of bills intended to protect children from harmful chemicals.


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HealthWatch: SF Group’s Study Finds BPA In Canned Food For Kids

A Bay Area study released Tuesday night raises new concerns about bisphenol-A (BPA) in foods marketed towards children.


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HealthWatch: Study Finds Food Packaging A Source Of BPA

A new peer-reviewed study suggests how food packaging is a substantial source of exposure to Bisphenol A or BPA.

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Chemical BPA Found on Cash Register Receipts

OAKLAND, Calif. (KCBS) _ A dangerous toxic chemical already known to be in certain kinds of food and drink packaging has turned up in another everyday item: cash register receipts.


Toxic Receipts

Senior Scientist at the Environmental Working Group, Anila Jacob, on a new study that finds consumers are exposed to a toxic chemical “bisphenol A,” just by receiving receipts at the register. Click to Listen