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Exposure to chemical fosters anxiety


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) Exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) early in life tends to foster anxiety by altering gene expression in a brain area which detects and respond ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Chemical in plastic bottles aggravates heart risk


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) The presence of high levels of urinary Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical used in plastic products like water bottles and baby feeding bottles, may be linked to ... Read more...

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Plastic bottle compound harms several generation


June 17th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Exposure to low doses of Bisphenol A (BPA), a toxic man-made chemical, during gestation has immediate and long-lasting trans-generational effects on the brain and social behaviour, ... Read more...

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ICRA Techno Analytics to pick up majority stake in US firm


May 8th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) City-based software company ICRA Techno Analytics (ICTEAS) will shortly acquire the majority stake in BPA Technologies Inc, a California-based business consulting and technology services firm, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Richards urges fans to give up plastic bottles


December 27th, 2011 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 27 (IANS) Actress Denise Richards is urging fans to "go green". She has asked her fans to give up plastic bottles in 2012."It's a great time to start ... Read more...

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Paper money contaminated with bisphenol A


August 11th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) Currency notes may be contaminated with the toxic substance bisphenol A (BPA), known to cause male infertility.Kurunthachalam Kannan and Chunyang Liao from the Wadsworth Centre, New ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Packaging chemical could cheat men of sex appeal


June 29th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) A chemical found in food packaging could cheat a man of his virility and ability to attract females, a research said. For instance, the study showed ... Read more...

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Exposure to toxic chemical higher than suspected


June 6th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 6 (IANS) Exposure to a so-called 'gender-bending' chemical found in plastic bottles and household products is greater than previously thought. More 'Bisphenol A' (BPA) can interfere with the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Food packaging harbours harmful toxins


March 31st, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): A new study has confirmed that plastic wrappers, food cans and storage tubs deposit at least two potentially harmful chemicals into our food.By cutting out containers, people can ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pregnant women in US carry risky multiple chemicals


January 14th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Practically all pregnant women in the US carry multiple chemicals, including the banned ones, says a new study. The study is the first to take note of all ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Plastics chemical ‘can damage egg quality in women’


December 16th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) may compromise the quality of a woman's eggs retrieved for in vitro fertilization (IVF), a small-scale University of California, San Francisco-led study found.As ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Till receipts contain high levels of ‘cancer chemical’: Study


December 9th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study has found that till receipts and paper money contain high levels of bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical associated with cancer and early puberty.The chemical mimics ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Toxic compound to be banned from baby bottles


November 29th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) The European Union has banned the use of a potentially harmful chemical commonly used in the manufacture of plastic baby bottles, giving a huge relief to parents.Tests show ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

EU bans plastics chemical in babies’ bottles


November 26th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): A chemical called Bisphenol A (BPA), which is used in plastic baby bottles, has been banned by The European Commission.The commission said that the chemical could affect development ... Read more...

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Dangerous plastics chemical can pass through the skin


November 5th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): The controversial plastics compound bisphenol A (BPA) is back into the limelight.One study has revealed that the chemical is readily absorbed through the skin, while the second ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study: High exposure to BPA could lead to a low sperm count


October 29th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The health concerns linked to exposure of bisphenol-A or BPA has been highlighted again after it emerged that some Chinese factory workers who were exposed to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Exposure to plastics chemical linked to reduced semen quality


October 28th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A Kaiser Permanente study found that increasing urine BPA (Bisphenol-A) level was significantly associated with decreased sperm concentration, decreased total sperm count, decreased sperm vitality and decreased sperm ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exposure to low doses of BPA alters mice ovaries


August 26th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): A new research showed that exposure to low doses of BPA altered gene expression in the fetal mouse ovary.Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used in plastics for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study: Exposure to BPA harms the quality of sperms


August 6th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Aug 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New research indicates that concentrations of the chemical Bisphenol A, or BPA, found in the urine of males give them a lower sperm count and sperm ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Exposure to plastics chemical BPA may harm sperm quality


August 4th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 3 (ANI): Researchers have found that urinary concentrations of chemical Bisphenol A, or BPA, may cause decreased sperm quality and sperm concentration.According to critics, BPA mimics the body's own hormones ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists uncover ‘green’ way of decomposing BPA-containing plastic


July 29th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): BPA (bisphenol A) containing plastic is a huge environmental hazard but scientists have found an eco-friendly way of decomposing the plastic waste.Mukesh Doble and Trishul Artham pre-treated polycarbonate ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Chemical BPA found on the receipts of the cash registers


July 28th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bisphenol A is used in some cash register to print receipts. According to reports several outlets including, Wal-Mart, McDonalds, CVS, KFC, Chevron and the United States ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Cash receipts from McDonald’s, KFC ‘harmful to your health’


July 28th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): The next time you collect your cash receipt from fast-food outlets or groceries, be careful - a new study claims the receipts contain high levels of the endocrine-disrupting ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shopping makes men impotent?


June 30th, 2010 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Shopping is really bad for men's health and fertility, scientists are now saying after new research. Researchers have discovered that a chemical compound found on some cash receipts contains ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

High plastic chemical levels in urine ruins males’ sex drive


May 28th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) Rising levels of an organic chemical, found in a wide variety of plastic consumer products, in urine causes decreased sexual drive, more difficulty in an erection, lower ejaculation ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Chemicals in plastic may pose cancer risk


May 26th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 26 (ANI): Scientists have described the cancer-causing effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which have hormone-like effects in the body.The researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine said that although ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Prenatal exposure to plastic chemical linked to breast cancer


May 22nd, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Adult women who were exposed prenatally to bisphenol-A (BPA, a chemical commonly used in plastic food containers) or diethylstilbestrol (DES) could be at increased risk of breast cancer, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fungi shows promise in decomposing toxic plastic


May 13th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Pretreating polycarbonate plastic, source of a huge ecological headache because of its bisphenol A (BPA) content, with the help of fungi may be the key to disposing of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Indian boffins come up with ‘green’ way of decomposing BPA-containing plastic


May 13th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Fungi may provide an eco-friendly way of decomposing polycarbonate plastic waste containing bisphenol A ((BPA), two Indian scientists have suggested.Mukesh Doble and Trishul Artham say manufacturers produce about ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bottle-fed infants have highest levels of Bisphenol A


March 13th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): Infants fed from plastic bottles are found to have the highest estimated levels of Bisphenol A (BPA), with exposures falling with rising age, according to a study.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mum’s exposure to some plastic may increase kid’s asthma risk


February 4th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) A pregnant or lactating woman's exposure to plastic used in water bottles, sunglasses, eyeglass lenses, DVDs, and CDs may increase the risk of asthma in her children. Scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Green way of decomposing toxic plastic found


February 3rd, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) Research has found a 'green' way of disposing toxic plastic waste. Plastic used in screwdriver handles, eyeglass lenses, DVDs, and CDs, among other things, can be pretreated to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Indian origin scientists find eco-friendly way of decomposing BPA-containing plastic


January 28th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): In a new research, two scientists of Indian origin have found that the source of a huge environmental headache because of its bisphenol A (BPA) content, may be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chemical in plastic food containers linked to heart disease


January 18th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): A chemical commonly used in plastic food containers is linked to heart disease, says a new study.Bisphenol A or BPA is commonly used in consumer plastics, particularly ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chemical in plastic food containers linked to heart disease, diabetes risk


January 13th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study has shown that people with high levels of BPA in body are more than twice as likely to have heart disease or diabetes.Bisphenol A ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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