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Avoiding Toy Hazards: What to look out for while holiday shopping
Thursday, November 24th, 2016

This year OSPIRG, a consumer protection watchdog organization, released their 31st annual toy safety report, Trouble in Toyland, highlighting toy hazards on store shelves this holiday season. The report notes five common toy hazards that cause thousands of injuries to children each year: choking hazards, toxic hazards, ingestion hazards, fire hazards and laceration hazards. Choking is the leading cause […]

New Study Shows Regularly Eating Canned Foods Causes Major Increase in Blood Levels of Bisphenol A
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Bisphenol A, also known as BPA, is found in many canned foods. It is a byproduct of the chemicals used to prevent corrosion.We've blogged in the past about how higher Biphenol A exposure during pregnancy can adversely affect toddlers. Unfortunately, there is more bad news surrounding BPA. A study published yesterday online in the Journal […]

Bisphenol A Exposure During Pregnancy Negatively Affects Toddler’s Behavior
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

A study published in Pediatrics this month found that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy is associated with anxious and depressed behavior and impaired emotional function in toddlers at 3 years of age, especially among girls. BPA concentrations in maternal urine were measured at 16 and 26 weeks of gestation and at birth, and […]

Report Identifies Radon, Pollution and Medical Imaging Scans as Key Cancer-Causing Agents
Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Two presidential cancer advisers serving on a panel issued a report last week urging the federal government to do far more to protect Americans from various environmental cancer risks. Available at the following link, the report concludes that "the true burden of environmentally induced cancer has been grossly underestimated." One major area of concern cited […]