The ‘Safer’ Plastics Designed to Replace BPA May Be Just as Bad for You: What’s in Your Water Bottle?
Kendra Pierre-Louis A chemical called BHPF—found in some ʻBPA-Freeʼ plastics—may cause harmful outcomes in mice, according to a study published Tuesday in Nature Communications. … In recent years, BHPF has shown up in all sorts of adhesives and plastic materials—everywhere from the aerospace and automobile industry to coatings used to protect floors. … Because BPA […]
Anthony Jay Plastic has become part of modernity’s make-up (literally). Scientific discoveries relating to plastics have earned a number of Nobel Prizes. Plastic permeates our culture, our personal care products, our environment and our awards. But do plastics adversely affect our health? … Let’s start with bisphenol A (BPA). A 2012 article in the Journal […]
Barbara Demeneix, R. Thomas Zoeller Brain function, especially in children, is often evaluated by intelligence tests resulting in an Intelligence Quotient or “IQ.” IQ scores, after having increased for most of the 20th century, have been going down since the mid- 1990s. … Is this trend for real? Some technical issues related to IQ measurements […]