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Dog Bites BPA & BPS - 04/20/2013
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Having lost a dear companion to cancer from BPA toys, this topic is very important to me. –Kim Chemicals Leak from Plastic Training Toys Dogs that chew on plastic training devices and toys may be exposed to hormone-altering chemicals, according to research at Texas Tech University. Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates – ingredients of hard plastics and vinyl – readily leach from bumper toys, which are used to train retrieving dogs. But Bisphenol S (BPS), the chemical now being used in place of BPA in many "BPA-free" products, may be just as harmful – if not more harmful – than BPA. The new study is one of the first to examine dog products as a potential source of exposure for pets. No one knows, though, whether the traces of the chemicals pose any health risk to dogs. "Some of the dogs are exposed to plastic bumpers from the time they are born until the day they die. We all want our pets to be healthy," said toxicologist Philip Smith, co-author of the as-yet unpublished study. By Lindsey Konkel Environmental Health News Nov. 29, 2012 Dogs that chew on plastic training devices and toys may be exposed to hormone-altering chemicals, according to research at Texas Tech University. The researchers found that bisphenol A (BPA), Bisphenol S (BPS) and phthalates – ingredients of hard plastics and vinyl – readily leach from bumper toys, which are used to train retrieving dogs. The new study is one of the first to examine dog products as a potential source of exposure for pe...

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