Scientists cleaning their labs have discovered that a plain old sponge is surprisingly well suited to removing bisphenol A (BPA) from surfaces and equipment.
We might all need to buy new baby bottles. A new study by researchers at the University of Calgary has show for the first time that a widely used BPA substitute called BPS could have the same harmful health effects as the chemical we ditched. BPA-free might not mean squat.
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.
After this long winter, spring's warmth has begun to melt all that pesky snow. In the Northwest, the resulting runoff helps power everyday life. Only this year there's too much power for them to handle.
Bisphenol A, or BPA, as its close friends call it, is a chemical used to create plastics. It's included in a ton of great stuff—water bottles, tooth fillings, sports equipment—because it's cheap and shatterproof. It also kills sperm.