Tag: BPA

Earth Talk: Chemicals and obesity

Obesity is a huge problem in the U.S. and other industrialized countries. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity rates have doubled for American adults and tripled for kids and teenagers aged six through 19 since 1980. Today, 31 percent of American adults and 15 percent of youngsters are classified as overweight.


Earth Talk: Men’s health and the environment

A recently released report (“Men’s Health: What You Don’t Know Might Hurt You”) by the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) concludes that environmental exposures may have major negative impacts on men’s health as well, and outlines ways that guys can avoid some of the major risks.


Earth Talk: Is BPA as dangerous as we thought?

Developed in the 1950s to strengthen plastics and epoxy resins, BPA is today used in a wide range of products, including many plastic food and drink containers, the lining of most cans, some paper products, and dental sealants.


Earth Talk: Keeping our food safe and healthy

Although we have come a long way in recent years with regard to the safety and sustainability of our food supply, we still have a long way to go.


Dinner Diva: Open a can of artichoke hearts

While fresh, buttery artichokes would always be my top pick, when they’re not in season, canned artichokes make a fine substitution.