[Pharmwaste] "Plastics chemical phthalate may shorten pregnancy", and "Decision on BPA ban hoped for soon"

DeBiasi,Deborah Deborah.DeBiasi at deq.virginia.gov
Tue Dec 1 13:51:51 EST 2009

Plastics chemical phthalate may shorten pregnancy.
<http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE5AT52220091130>  Pregnant women
who are exposed to higher levels of an increasingly controversial
chemical in certain plastics may deliver their babies slightly earlier
than women with less exposure, results of a study hint. Reuters
<http://www.reuters.com> . 1 December 2009.

Decision on BPA ban hoped for soon.
<http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/watchdogreports/78190152.html>  After
the FDA missed its self-imposed deadline for a new ruling on the safety
of bisphenol A, a spokesman said Monday that agency scientists are
"pushing hard" to get a decision within a few weeks. Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel <http://www.jsonline.com> , Wisconsin. 1 December 2009.

Deborah L. DeBiasi 
Email:   Deborah.DeBiasi at deq.virginia.gov (NEW!)
WEB site address:  www.deq.virginia.gov 
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality 
Office of Water Permit Programs 
Industrial Pretreatment/Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) Program 
PPCPs, EDCs, and Microconstituents
Mail:          P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA  23218 
Location:  629 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA  23219 
PH:         804-698-4028 
FAX:      804-698-4032 

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