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Why Some Skin Care Products And Those Thermal Receipts May Be A Troubling Combination
Huffington Post - 10/22/2014. 
By Lynne Peeples - Those little slips of paper that accumulate in our pockets and purses may do more than just document recent take-out meals, pumpkin spice lattes and shopping sprees. Receipts, according to a small study published Wednesday, could also deliver a potentially harmful rush of hormone-scrambling chemicals into our bodies.
BPA in the Air: Manufacturing Plants in Ohio, Indiana, Texas Are Top Emitters
Common Dreams - 10/14/2014. 
By Brian Bienkowski - As concerns mount over people’s exposure to the plasticizer bisphenol A in everyday products, it’s also contaminating the air near manufacturing plants: U.S. companies emitted about 26 tons of the hormone-disrupting compound in 2013. Although research is sparse, experts warn that airborne BPA could be a potentially dangerous route of exposure for some people. Of the 72 factories reporting BPA emissions, the largest sources are in Ohio, Indiana and Texas, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxics Release Inventory.
When it comes to food packaging, what we don’t know could hurt us
Ensia - 10/13/2014. 
By Elizabeth Grossman - Upwards of 6,000 different manufactured substances are now listed by various government agencies as approved for use in food contact materials in the U.S. and Europe – materials that can legally go into consumer food packaging, household and commercial food containers, food processing equipment, and other products. Recent analyses have revealed substantial gaps in what is known about the health and environmental effects of many of these materials and raised questions about the safety of others.
Flavors fuel food industry, but remain a mystery
Portland Press Herald - 10/9/2014. 
By Susan Axelrod - “Artificial and natural flavors” have become ubiquitous terms on food labels, helping create vivid tastes that would otherwise be lost in mass production. As the science behind them advances, however, some are calling for greater transparency about their safety and ingredients.
Perspective and a path forward on TSCA reform
Safer Chemicals Healthy Families - 10/8/2014. 
By Andy Ingrejas - Revised versions of the federal Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA) continue to experience political difficulties.
BPA Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Lung Problems in Children
LiveScience - 10/6/2014. 
By Agata Blaszczak-Boxe - Children of women exposed to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy may be at an increased risk of lung problems, according to a new study.
California Makes it Law: Label Toxic Flame Retardants in Furniture
Environmental Working Group - 9/30/2014. 
By Bill Allayaud, California Director of Governmental Affairs - California scored a big win for human health and the environment today (Sept. 30) when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to require labeling on upholstered furniture to tell shoppers whether it contains toxic flame retardant chemicals.
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