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Exposure to chemical in plastics may up prostate cancer risk

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 12:35

Researchers have suggested that fetal exposure to a commonly used plasticizer Bisphenol A, or BPA, found in water bottles, soup can liners, could increase the risk for prostate cancer later in life.

Even low doses of chemical in plastics are hazardous for human health

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 12:38

While traditional toxicology studies have indicated that only very high doses of Bisphenol A (BPA)- known endocrine disruptor that hijacks the normal responses of hormones- affect exposed animals, a new study has revealed that the lower doses of the chemical may also affect humans.

Exposure to chemical in plastics linked to higher risk of obesity in kids

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 12:52

Children who have higher levels of Bisphenol A, a chemical used in plastics, are more likely to become obese and have abnormal waist circumference, a new study has suggested.

Exposure to compound found in baby bottles can damage teeth

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 15:21

Early exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical compound used in the composition of plastics and resins, might damage the enamel of teeth, a new study has revealed.

Chemicals in plastics linked to elevated blood pressure

Last Updated: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 13:27

Certain types of plastic additives known as phthalates could pose risk to children`s heart health, a new study has suggested.

Chemical in plastics may impair developing brain

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 13:28

Environmental exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), may suppress a gene vital to nerve cell function.

Metal handles at public places to fight superbugs: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 14:49

Fitting metal door-knobs, handles and handrails in public places and hospitals can help combat infections from superbugs, scientists say.

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