((Update: vitamin story is below))
Good morning!! I'm feeling remarkably awake. I have no idea why. I'm about to go on the air and talk about the compound in plastics... bisphenol A.. or BPA. I've covered this before after local online parent forums started buzzing about it in plastic baby bottles and then retailers couldn't keep glass baby bottles in stock.
((Standby.. I have to go do my hit now...))
Okay. So, where was I.... the links. I know this is an important issue a number of you are interested in since we all use plastics in our life.. from our water bottles, to our plastic food storage, and more.
First, an overview I pulled from the LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/features/health/medicine/la-na-plastic16apr16,1,498138.story
Then a link to the full draft report: http://cerhr.niehs.nih.gov/chemicals/bisphenol/BPADraftBriefVF_04_14_08.pdf
An an interesting related article out of Canada: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080415/bisphenol_warning_080415/20080415?hub=CTVNewsAt11
NEXT story about how vitamins may actually shorten your life:
This vitamin story mirrors research published by the same team in JAMA. Let me give you today's link: http://www.cochrane.org/press/vitamins.htm
And here is a nicely balanced writeup: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080415194233.htm
That should hold you over... I hope this information helps!!
PS. I've been wearing sweat pants to work and Crocs.. which is why you don't see me standing up anywhere in the studio during my 4:30am newscast.
I had a second surgery to remove a tricky mole on my upper thigh-- an area that actually hurts because the skin stretches and pulls against the stitches.
I've had second mole removal surgeries before.. but they've been in better spots and didn't require much fuss to manage. Oh well. Want me to lecture you now about wearing sunscreen?! Or not using baby oil as a teen to essentially bake yourself in the sun??