- March 1st, 2012
The most typical move a consumer will make at the grocery store is to pick a product off the shelf, flip it over, and scan the nutritional information. Unfortunately, this is where the inquiry ends. Buyers simply don’t know what they are looking for. Between the ingredients, label claims, and percent daily values, it’s hard to know if you should consume the product at hand.Learn to decode confusing labels.by Amy Vergin
- July 1st, 2009
Although bisphenol-A (BPA), the chemical used to make plastic clear and durable, has come under widespread scrutiny for being a gender-bending toxin, most scientists still believe the body can easily eliminate it. Unfortunately, they’re mistaken, according to a new study from the University of Rochester.By Elizabeth Marglin
- September 1st, 2008
In Hollywood’s 1967 classic The Graduate, our floundering hero, recent law school grad Ben Braddock, wonders what to do with his life when a family friend offers him a surefire career tip: “I want to say one word to you—plastics.” While Braddock doesn’t follow that advice, it was indeed solid counsel for that era.Plastic is not just littering the planet—its toxic chemicals are polluting our bodies. Find out why you need to reduce your exposure before it's too late.By Alan Reder
- June 1st, 2008
As concern about toxic chemicals leaching from plastic baby products mounts, parents are examining everything that goes into the mouths of their babes. The reason for alarm: a recent report suggesting that significant (read dangerous) levels of bisphenol-A (BPA) can be found not only in baby bottles, but many other beverage containers.