Swiss study: mother’s indirect exposure to BPA predisposes babies to cancer

New research shows mothers, not just baby bottles, transmit BPA, source of mammary gland changes LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – Researchers at the EPFL have shown through experiments with mice that indirect exposure by pregnant women and nursing mothers to Bisphenol A, also known as BPA, most likely predisposes infants to breast cancer by modifying their mammary […]

Swiss foreign trade still in doldrums in July

Bern, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Switzerland’s foreign trade in July remained in the doldrums after a sharp drop in the first half of the year. Imports were down 14 percent in real terms, compared to last year, and a little lower than in June 2009. Exports too were lower than in 2008 by 15.1 percent, an […]

Ciba in the red for 2008

Basel, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Ciba Tuesday 10 February reported a loss of CHF564 million for 2008, compared to profits of CHF268 in 2007. Sales were down 9% for the year, reflecting a sharp drop in sales in the last quarter of the year, mainly in coatings and plastics for the automotive industry, the chemical company […]