Archive for August, 2005

Enemy Products?

Published: 3 August 2005
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

In a very balanced and thorough story from USA TODAY, entitled “Are Our Products Our Enemy,” reporter Elizabeth Weise looked at a lot of the research in the area of endocrinology and the chemicals found in plastics and other products.

Are our products our enemy? By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY Aug. 3, 2005

She wrote:

“Exposure to phthalates (pronounced […]


Are our products hurting us?

Published: 2 August 2005
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

This article speaks of man-made chemicals that are allegedly “endocrine mimics.”

The article argues, “By sheer chance, their molecules are perfectly shaped to form keys that open the hormonal locks that control the proper development and function of our bodies.”

The article claims that these chemicals can wreck “havoc” on children and sites studies that have found […]