May 29, 2010

Plastic Food Container Chemical

1 BPA Levels Adversely Affect Male Sexuality

In the first study to test the effects of Bisphenol-A on human sexuality, researchers conclude that the chemical is associated with decreased sexual desire, difficulty having an erection, low ejaculation strength and overall dissatisfaction with sex. BPA, a chemical used in the manufacture of plastic products is found in a wide range of consumer goods. The five-year study, conducted by Kaiser Permanente, is part of ongoing research to examine the effects of BPA on human reproduction. "Toxins in the environment contribute to diseases and health conditions. Preventing those environmental exposures requires evidence, and this study greatly enhances our understanding of the health effects of BPA," said Kathy Gerwig, Kaiser Permanente. The study is available online in the Journal of Andrology.

More at ScienceDaily | Posted 7 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: FDA Does a U-Turn on BPA

Tags: BPA, Erectile Dysfunction, Human Sexuality, Reproduction, Kaiser Permanente, Journal of Andrology, Decreased Sexual Desire, Plastic Products, Kathy Gerwig, Low Ejaculation Strength, Bisphenol a

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Barbie Gets a Boob Job

2 Anti-Cleavage Moms Protest New Buxom Barbie

"Grownups need to get their minds out of the gutter. Little 7 year olds are not in tune to boob jobs. We're looking at a few grams of plastic here. On the TV little girls can't avoid human cleavage even watching news anchors."
- Mario Pimentel in the comments

Barbie, the teenage fashion model doll, who’s over 50, has apparently had her breasts augmented. This has caused a hue and cry in the media and from mothers across the country who feel that their daughters should be protected from Barbie’s molded plastic breasts as they might negatively influence their self images. The doll in question is Number 10 from Mattel’s Back to Basics Collection. She sports a slinky black cocktail dress and noticeable cleavage. But, do Barbie’s breasts really affect the self-image of our daughters? Many moms apparently think so and want the dolls, which sell for $19.95 at retailers including Target, to be pulled from store shelves. So far, Target isn’t bending to the criticism of Barbie’s bodacious bod with its new enhancements and Mattel has not commented.

More at NYDailyNews.com | Posted 7 years ago by Melody Lesser

Tags: Self Esteem, Barbie, Mattel, Target, Back to Basics Collection, Teenage Girls, Self Image, Body Dysmorphia, Cleavage, Breasts

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Coopers Beach Takes Prize

3 Best 10 Beaches of 2010

Dr. Beach, Stephen P. Leatherman, has announced the list of the top 10 beaches for 2010. Leatherman, director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research, has put the list together each year since 1991, writes Yahoo! News. Dr. Beach uses 50 criteria to determine which beaches make his list. Beaches are judged on water quality and temperature, weather, sand, safety, facilities and cleanliness. Leatherman's best beach for 2010 is Coopers Beach in Southampton, N.Y., and his second choice is Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Fla. Other top beaches on his list include Coronado Beach in San Diego, Cape Hatteras in Outer Banks, N.C., Main Beach in East Hampton, N.Y. and Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki, Honolulu, among others.

More at Yahoo! News | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Coopers Beach, Main Beach in East Hampton, Southampton NY Beach, Stephen P. Leatherman, Top 10 Beaches for 2010, Best Sand Beaches, Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Coronado Beach in San Diego, Cape Hatteras in Outer Banks, Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki, Best Honolulu Beaches, Best Florida Beaches, Best Beaches in US, Top 10 Beaches in America, Dr. Beach, Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Resear

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