Health: BPA exposure not so easy to avoid

March 12, 2013 – 07:52 pm

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Some types of cayenne pepper may come with an unhealthy dose of phthalates.

New study shows that even organic diets can contain surprising concentrations of the endocrine-disrupting chemicals

By Summit Voice

FRISCO — Avoiding plastic and personal care products known to include endocrine-disrupting BPAs may not be enough to limit exposure to the toxic chemicals, according to University of Washington researchers who recently published  a  study that illustrates some surprising BPA pathways in the food chain.

Based on the findings, the researchers concluded that people may be exposed to these chemicals in their diets, even if their meals are organic and foods are prepared, cooked and stored in non-plastic containers. And children may be most vulnerable, they said.

Phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) are synthetic endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Previous studies have linked prenatal exposure to phthalates to abnormalities in the male reproductive system. Associations have also been shown between fetal exposure to BPA and hyperactivity, anxiety, and depression in girls.

Source: Summit County Citizens Voice

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Garrett Augustus Morgan was born on March 4, 1877, in Paris, Kentucky. He was the seventh of eleven children. His parents were former slaves. Like the majority of children at the time, he spent his early childhood working with his brothers and sisters on the family farm. His formal education stopped at the 6th grade. He left the farm as a teenager and moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in search of new opportunities. He found such an opportunity and in 1895 he moved to Cleveland, Ohio. He went to work as a sewing machine repair man for a clothing manufacturer. While attempting to repair a sewing machine he created and patented the first chemical hair straightener! He excelled at his job and news of his excellent work led to many job offers.
In 1907, he started his own firm repairing sewing...

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