Uh-oh. Turns out that BPA, which has long been known as an endocrine disrupter associated with everything from gestational abnormalities to cancer to diabetes and obesity, is in our bodies in much higher levels than thought. The trouble is regulatory: The FDA has repeatedly determined that human exposure to BPA is low, and therefore safe. (A recent FDA report stated that “BPA is safe at the current levels occurring in foods.”) Patricia Hunt, a researcher at Washington State University, says these regulations may be “based on inaccurate measurements.” Hunt and colleagues developed a more accurate way of measuring BPA in the body by directly measuring BPA metabolites in urine. They found levels of BPA up to 44 times those used as the basis for FDA regulations, based on indirect measurements. The researchers found this alarming, and say that regulations for parabens, benzophenone, triclosan, and phthalates may also be based … [Read more...] about Stop using plastic cups because BPA exposure may be much worse than we thought
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Rudra Shares and Stock BrokersJute, known as the Golden Fibre, is slowly grasping market share. The government has been taking a series of initiatives for promoting this particular sector. It recently retained the scope of mandatory packaging norms under the Jute Packaging Material (JPM) Act, 1987, as per last year. These norms mandate packaging of 100 percent of food grains and 20 percent of sugar in diversified jute bags.Close Also, between FY2014-15 and FY2018-19, the National Jute Board had released a capital subsidy of Rs 4,971 lakh to jute mills and Jute Diversified Product (JDP) units. Moreover, schemes such as Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (ATUFS) and Jute-Smart are being introduced to support and boost the golden fibre. related news Godrej Agrovet hopeful of achieving 14-15% revenue growth in FY20 Radhakishan Damani to trim stake in D-Mart parent again, may raise Rs 5,870cr: Report Ola aims to double scale of business in Australia, New Zealand by … [Read more...] about Jute could be among priority industries to bet on in next rally
Last week, about 100 New York politicians, union organizers, and concerned citizens rallied together to reject what Amazon is delivering to their doorstep. advertisement advertisement The monolithic, all-purpose company–which increasingly looks like the villain in every 1980s Paul Verhoeven movie–announced its plans last week to set up half of its second headquarters in Queens. (The other half is slated for Arlington, Virginia.) New Yorkers are typically an opinionated bunch, and many of us have questions—chief among them, why on earth are we reportedly paying as much as $112,000 in subsidies for every Amazon job when our subways are far less reliable than the showtime dancers who perform on them? As a 40-plus-year-old New York institution, Saturday Night Live seemed poised to be the voice of the people on this issue. On the latest episode, however, the team at SNL made it crystal clear their concerns about Amazon skew far above street level. … [Read more...] about SNL sides with billionaire Jeff Bezos, not everyday New Yorkers, on HQ2
Watching the setting sun against an amber sky, sipping on a glass of wine while the sea breeze ruffles your hair. This picturesque scene from the sun deck of a cruise liner describes the newest fancy of the aspirational Indian.Even as the broader economic environment remains soft, passenger growth for cruises has grown about 50 percent over the past year, and is expected to grow at roughly the same clip next.This has prompted several global cruise line operators to look at India as a high-growth market.Close “Since we started business in India, the number of guests we have seen has doubled,” says Felix Chan, Vice President & General Manager, Norwegian Cruise Line, Asia. related news Slowdown pinches business travel. But there's a silver lining World's most popular travel destinations of 2019: Only 1 Indian city makes top-10 list 87% female Indian business travellers harassed on business trips: Survey NCL, which operates 17 cruise liners across the globe, … [Read more...] about Indians are hopping on to luxury cruise liners, leaving slowdown blues behind
Before the most recent flight I took from JFK to my hometown, a 90-minute hop across the state of New York, I asked the flight attendant for a drink. “Do you need a double?” he asked, after seeing my likely nervous-looking face. A few minutes later he brought me a plastic cup filled with Johnny Walker wrapped in a napkin, free of charge. advertisement advertisement I have an irrational fear of flying that I usually manage with self-medication, an expensive and not always convenient remedy–gulping down shots at 8 a.m. isn’t exactly ideal. So when I heard of a new (free) app that promises “to relax anxious passengers” from Japan’s All Nippon Airways, it sounded like a healthier and more appealing way to handle my flying anxiety. But can an app really cure a deep, nonsensical phobia? Taking advantage of the recently relaxed FAA regulations on in-flight cell phone use, various airlines and third parties have developed apps catering to the … [Read more...] about Can An App Cure Your Fear Of Flying?