Eliminate BPA from Consumer Products with Design

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  • March 11, 2010

A recent study by Yale University highlights new dangers in the use of BPA commonly found in plastic products. BPA, or Bisphenol A, is used in the production processes for many polycarbonate and epoxy applications. This latest study indicates that permanent abnormalities including alteration to DNA can result from exposure to BPA.

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Hugh Taylor, professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University, says that exposure to BPA as a fetus is carried throughout adulthood. “What our mothers were exposed to in pregnancy may influence the rest of our lives.”

The solution to eliminating BPA from your products starts with great product design. Modern Edge has worked with multiple clients to design beautiful and compelling BPA and Thalate free products, as well as reducing or eliminating other persistent toxins from the material stream. We’ve redesigned whole categories of home products using environmentally responsible materials and worked with manufacturers to develop new production processes to utilize these materials. Modern Edge can help you protect your consumers and steer clear of environmentally unsound materials by designing the best and safest consumer products in your category.

To read more about this study and the effects of exposure to BPA go to http://bit.ly/cj6MPT (via futurity.org)

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