Scientists cleaning their labs have discovered that a plain old sponge is surprisingly well suited to removing bisphenol A (BPA) from surfaces and equipment.
By George Dvorsky and Joseph Bennington-Castro. The chemicals contained in plastics can be quite harmful. But given that "plastic" can mean a wide variety of substances, it's difficult to know which ones are bad for us. Here’s everything you need to know about plastic and an its impact on your health.
Ever heard of phthalates? They're a class of chemicals used to soften plastics found in everything from household containers to medical supplies, and to stabilize colors and fragrances in cosmetics like lipstick and perfume.
Remember in 2008 when reports on the harmful effects of the chemical bisphenol A (aka BPA) caused people to throw out their Nalgene water bottles en masse? Well, scientists have just discovered another commonly handled source of BPA: your money.