Radiology & Imaging

Magnetic eyelashes: A new source of MRI artifacts

A new cosmetic product, magnetic eyelashes, should be of interest and concern to radiology professionals working in the MRI environment, according to an ahead-of-print article published in the November 2019 issue of the American ...

Health

EU food watchdog to reassess bisphenol A

The EU food safety watchdog said Tuesday it will revisit research on bisphenol A, a year after the bloc said the chemical, mostly used to coat metal packaging, poses no health risk to consumers.

Health

Common sense, moderation are key on food safety issues

There is often debate over whether or not certain household and food-related products are safe for consumer use or consumption. The controversy often causes media hype that can scare consumers into avoiding common and useful ...

Health

Plastic chemical may expose foetuses to cancer (Update)

France said Tuesday it would call for Europe-wide controls on a paper product containing bisphenol A after a watchdog agency said the widely-used chemical may expose unborn children to breast cancer later in life.

Medical research

BPA may affect the developing brain by disrupting gene regulation

Environmental exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a widespread chemical found in plastics and resins, may suppress a gene vital to nerve cell function and to the development of the central nervous system, according to a study ...

Health

France bans contested chemical BPA in food packaging

The French parliament voted Thursday to ban the use of bisphenol A, a chemical thought to have a toxic effect on the brain and nervous system, in baby food packaging next year and all food containers in 2015.

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