Plastics Special Report

Eight scientific groups representing 40,000 researchers are calling for a change in the way the federal government assesses the safety of chemicals in everyday products.
Wal-Mart bypasses federal regulators to ban controversial flame retardant (Post, February 26, 2011; 10:13 PM)
Study of Chinese workers links BPA to sperm problems (Post, October 28, 2010; 3:20 AM)
Real Entertaining: Sous-vide tests yield a tasteful dinner (Post, September 21, 2010; 2:13 PM)
Disputed chemical detected in receipts (Post, July 27, 2010)
Wonkbook: Jobless aid advances; Kagan wins committee vote; energy bill uncertain (Ezra Klein, July 21, 2010; 6:58 AM)
Food safety bill delay stirs tensions between House, Senate Dems (Post, July 20, 2010; 3:37 PM)
Senate gets heat on food safety bill: With legislation in limbo, advocates run ads urging passage (Post, July 11, 2010)
Animal Doctor: More vets are warning pet owners about vaccination risks (June 24, 2010)
Food safety bill's ban on BPA resisted (Post, April 26, 2010)
EPA calls BPA a 'chemical of concern' (Post, March 30, 2010)
local digest: Local Digest (Post, February 26, 2010)
Replacing BPA in cans gives foodmakers fits: FDA safety concerns prompt scramble to remove the chemical (Post, February 23, 2010)
How to reduce BPA exposure (Post, February 23, 2010)
DIGEST: Nation Digest (Post, January 30, 2010)
FDA cites health concerns over BPA: In switch, officials now recommend people limit exposure to chemical (Post, January 16, 2010)
HEALTH: Toxic avengers (Post, January 10, 2010)
Emerging science aims to manipulate human DNA: Research on mice might have meaning for many human illnesses (Post, December 15, 2009)

© 2008 The Washington Post Company