Gulf deadzone "only" 6,800 square miles this year

Prior blogs have described both the size, nature, and cause of the Gulf of Mexico dead zone, a subsea region where the water contains too little oxygen to support life. In June of 2011, researchers predicted that the annual dead zone might be the biggest ever (9,500 sq.mls.). Owing to the fortuitous...

Another BPA issue -- it may cause undesirable activation of estrogenic genes

Prior posts have followed the debate over BPA and its potential problems. In a recently reported study, researchers have raised a new issue, the activation of estrogen-related genes. Exposure of animal and cell models to doses of BPA below the recommended tolerable daily intake (TDI) of 50 µg...

Another estrogenic substance is identified (BPS, which is related to BPA), and the vector exposes nearly everyone

Prior posts have noted that BPA (an estrongen mimic) is found not only in certain plastics (about which there is much nashing of teeth), but the main vector may very well be thermal cash register receipts. Well, get ready for its cousin, BPS, and the newest vector, paper money. Holy greenbacks, Batman...