| May 10, 2011
Many of the questions in today's healthchat on plastic and developing kids came from concerned parents looking for black and white answers. What's the best type of plastic to use? What kind should you avoid?
Unfortunately, much of the science is still...
| Dec 27, 2010
A report on the use of the chemical bisphenol-A, a suspected toxin commonly found in soda cans and baby bottles, has given Nestle S.A. a B-plus for its effort to eliminate use of the chemical.
The report was commissioned by Green Century Capital...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 5:39 AM
(CNN) -- When pregnant women eat foods that are stored in cans or packing containing BPA, their unborn child's exposure to the chemical could lead to behavioral problems by age 3.
Scientists tested 244 pregnant women and their 3-year-old children for BPA...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 6:06 AM
Pregnant women wishing to avoid future behavioral problems in their children should avoid a common chemical found in plastic water bottles and the lining of food cans, according to a new study.
According to the study published in the Journal of...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 12:20 PM
A consumer advocacy group, The Breast Cancer Fund, found a potentially dangerous chemical in twelve popular canned soups and pastas marketed for children.
Bisphenol A is used in hard plastics and resins to coat metal cans.
The highest level of BPA...
| Nov 13, 2011
Poor nutrition in the womb and infancy can reprogram the body's organs, setting the stage for disease decades down the road, according to the fetal origins theory. Much less is known about the impact of environmental and psychological exposures, but...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 11:13 AM
Pregnancy may be the mother of all guilt trips. But that anxiety doesn’t necessarily end with the birth of a healthy child. Researchers are finding that in utero exposures could be linked with behavioral or emotional problems in young children and...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 2:55 PM
Two veteran Democratic legislators are both retiring from the General Assembly after 20 years.
Deputy Speaker Marie Kirkley-Bey will announce her retirement Wednesday at a star-studded press conference at the state Capitol that will include former House...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 11:50 AM
Environmental advocates are celebrating a new law that takes effect Saturday that bans a toxic chemical from use in certain children's products.
The new law - the first in the nation - bans products containing bisphenol A, or BPA, which is used to harden...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 5:12 PM
Preparing for emergencies is so important that Vic and I are devoting another column to the topic. After sitting in on the city's disaster preparedness seminar two weeks ago, I am more ready for emergencies.
Vic and I have put many of the things that I...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 8:16 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTLA) -- Amid growing health concerns surrounding bisphenol A, or BPA, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill banning the chemical from baby bottles and toddlers' drinking cups.
Gov. Brown announced Tuesday that he had signed The Toxin-...