Saturday, December 10, 2011

BPA in canned food

A recent investigation conducted by the Breast Cancer Fund and Choice reveals the presence of the hormone disrupting chemical BPA (bisphenol A) in tinned food found on supermarket shelves. BPA is associated with breast and prostate cancer, infertility and early puberty in girls to type-2 diabetes, obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

For more infomration, click here.

Natural cleaning - video

Here is my recent interview on Channel 7 Sunrise on Natural Cleaning.

Toxic metals found in a third of Chinese toys

A recent investigation by Greenpeace and the International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN) found up to one third of children's products sold in China contained heavy metals in their paints including lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, antimony or chromium. These metals cause learning and behaviourhal problems in children. China currently produces two thirds of the world's toys. Despite strict regulations to ban these metals, most western countries don't have the resources to screen every shipping container relying instead on product recalls (of which there have been many!). For more information click here.

About Nicole Bijlsma

I am a building biologist which in short means I conduct audits of people’s homes to see if they are affecting their health. Previously I worked for 15 years as a naturopath and acupuncturist and lectured extensively at various institutions before realising the extent to which the home was causing illness in many of my patients. I am the founder of the Australian College of Environmental Studies and author of Healthy Home Healthy Family. In my blog, we’ll explore issues relating to hazards in the home.

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