How Dangerous Is Plastic?
What you need to know about the new health scare.
The Facts About BPAYou’ve seen the headlines: “Chemical in Plastic Bottles Causing Alarm, Plastic Baby Bottles Pulled from Shelves.”
But what is this chemical and how exactly does it affect you? In short, Bisphenol A (BPA) is used in many polycarbonate plastics (found in tableware and storage containers) and epoxy resins (lacquers that coat many food cans and bottle tops). The problem: BPA can migrate from containers to food, and studies in animals suggest that, at least for fetuses, infants, and children, exposure to BPA may be harmful. During the week of April 14, 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched a task force to explore BPA but isn’t currently suggesting an all-out ban. (The American Chemistry Council defends the safety of products that contain BPA.) Here, the facts on plastics and canned goods―it’s up to you to decide whether to expose yourself to BPA.
Shown: Wee-Go 9 Ounce Glass Bottle with Silicone Sleeve, $18, gobabylife.com
“If you arrange the refrigerator properly, you'll not only be able to find everything, but you're also less likely to waste food....”
If your dark circles aren’t quite this adorable, you don’t have to grin and bear it. Try these (en)lightening strategies to minimize them.
I have a major thing for blue mason jars. I use them for everything – drinking g...
from The Nest Blog - Home Décor, Cooking, Money, Health & Sex News & Advice » house & home
B vitamins have long been known to play a key role in metabolism and energy ext...
It seems fitting that Drew Barrymore, the girl next door who's also Hollywo...
from POPSUGAR Home
Ottolenghi is a lucky man. Read more: Tastemakers , Ottolenghi ...
from Tastepartner on The Huffington Post
Like breakfast in bed or a first class-ticket, a clean house is the ultimate lux...
from Home on Huffingtonpost
Most woodworking projects can be streamlined down to simply making a box. That'...