Archive for March, 2006

Is your baby drinking bisphenol A?

Published: 23 March 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to the Malaysian Sun, if your baby is drinking out of a plastic bottle, he or she is likely drinking more than just the beverage contained inside the bottle. The article reports that “these bottles are coated with Bisphenol-A, an industrial chemical that can mimic the estrogen hormone and hence it is classified […]

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Phalates released from plastics when heated

Published: 15 March 2006
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

Johns Hopkins University recently reported on what is allegedly a “hoax” e-mail from the campus, warning people to “avoid freezing water in plastic bottles so as not to get exposed to carcinogenic dioxins.” According to Dr. Rolf Halden, assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, dioxins are “organic environmental pollutants […]

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Toxic chemical found in polyethylene terephthalate packaged water

Published: 14 March 2006
Category: PET (polyethylene terephthalate), Packaging CONCERNS

The Mirror.co.uk reports (3/13/06) that up to 350 times more antimony, a toxic chemical, has been found in polyethylene terephthalate packaged water than tap water, and as water stays in these plastic bottles, antimony levels have been shown to double within three months.

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Toxic Antimony and Plastic Water Bottles

Published: 13 March 2006
Category: PET (polyethylene terephthalate), Packaging CONCERNS

Food Production Daily reports (3/14/06) on the dangers of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) water bottles, saying that trace amounts of a “little-researched” toxic metal, antimony, have been found in plastic water bottles across Europe and Canada. Researchers from the University of Heidelberg in Germany suspect that plastic water bottles contain up to 30 times more […]

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“The water in PET bottles is contaminated.” Prof Shotyk, of the University of Heidelberg

Published: 13 March 2006
Category: PET (polyethylene terephthalate), Packaging CONCERNS

A British researcher — Prof. Bill Shotyk — found the longer water staid in plastic bottles, the more antimony from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles was absorbed by the water in the bottle. It could increase dramatically in only three months in storage.

TOXIC? FEAR OVER PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES Fear over plastic water bottles 13 March 2006 By Ruki Sayid, […]

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