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Ethicon study indicates safety of polycarbonate medical devices

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 | Permalink

Levels of residual bisphenol A (BPA) in devices molded from medical-grade polycarbonate are significantly below levels that represent a human health threat, according to independent research sponsored by Ethicon, a unit of Johnson and Johnson that uses polycarbonate. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  BPA polycarbonate read more

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Subsitute for BPA in epoxy looks ‘promising’

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 | Permalink

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell say they have identified and tested a potential chemical substitute for bisphenol A (BPA) in epoxy. Use of epoxy in food contact applications, such as can linings, have been under pressure because of concerns about potential health effects of the BPA used to make it. With financial support from the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute, the researchers studied a possible alternate–the bis(epoxide) of 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  BPA estrogenic epoxy read more

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