Archive for June, 2006

When tap water is safe, is buying it out of the bottle environmental insanity?

Published: 29 June 2006
Category: PET (polyethylene terephthalate), Packaging CONCERNS

Britain recently reported that the UK’s tap water is among the safest and purest in the world, yet more than two billion liters of bottled water fly of the shelves per year. According to The Independent, a British news publication, environmentally friendly groups are arguing that “the energy cost of producing a billion plastic […]


A Warning about heating plastics

Published: 22 June 2006
Category: Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

Researchers recently discovered a link between exposure to bisphenol (BPA) in the womb and cancer, according to this report. According to the article, “Environmental Health Experts are concerned that BPA in some plastics might leach out when heated.” BPA, a man-made chemical that allegedly disrupts the body’s natural hormone system, has received much negative […]


Toxic Chemcials and the “100 Year Lie”

Published: 21 June 2006
Category: Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS

In a recent interview with Randall Fitzerald, the author of “The Hundred-Year Lie: How Food and Medicine are Destroying Your Health,” Mike Adams finds out about the toxic chemicals that we are all surrounded by, the harmful effects these chemicals could have on our bodies, what food and other consumer good products manufacturers don’t want […]


Banning the manufacturing, sale and distribution of BPA products to America’s youth

Published: 8 June 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors “unanimously approved legislation that would ban the manufacture, sale, and distribution within the metropolitan area of child care articles and toys containing bisphenol A and some phthalates for children under three years old,” according to this article.

Under the law, it is reported that less toxic alternatives must be used for […]


Phthalates and Bisphenol A to be banned in San Francisco

Published: 7 June 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to this article, San Francisco will be the first city in the nation to “ban the use of certain chemicals in the manufacture of plastic baby bottles, pacifiers and toys on the grounds that they could harm young children.”

Supervisor Fiona Ma recently introduced The Child Safety Product Ordinance, which would prevent the manufacturing, sale […]


Plastics chemical alters female brains

Published: 7 June 2006
Category: Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS

From Science News – Environmental Science & Technology, comes this story on the latest study, published in the journal Endocrinology, by Beverly Rubin, an associate professor of cellular biology at Tufts University. The story says:

“Research renews debate over the toxicity of bisphenol A, a plastics chemical found in humans. A chemical that leaches out of plastics […]


Chemical exposure and prostate cancer development

Published: 6 June 2006
Category: Cancer

According to the Cincinnati Business Courier, scientists have found “evidence of a direct link between chemical exposure while in the womb and prostate cancer development later in life.”

Reported in the June edition of the journal “Cancer Research” by Shuk-Mei Ho, professor and chair of UC’s Environmental Health Department, and Gail Prins, professor of urology at […]


Supervisors ban two plastics chemicals to protect children

Published: 3 June 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to this article in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco supervisors are “set to adopt the nation’s first ban on some chemicals in plastic baby bottles, pacifiers and toys that may harm young children, a move that comes after a similar measure failed to pass in the California Legislature.”

According to the report, supervisors voted […]


Plastics linked to prostate cancer

Published: 2 June 2006
Category: Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS

According to KTLA (WB TV news in Los Angeles, Calif.), scientists have linked exposure to a widespread industrial compound that is proven to leak from plastics, bisphenol A or BPA, to genetic changes in animals’ developing prostate glands that “are precursors of the most common form of cancer in males.” BPA is broadly used […]


Scientific study linking plastic ingredient to prostate cancer

Published: 1 June 2006
Category: Cancer

Journal of Molecular Biology, Pathobiology, and Genetics Developmental Exposure to Estradiol and Bisphenol A Increases Susceptibility to Prostate Carcinogenesis and Epigenetically Regulates Phosphodiesterase Type 4 Variant 4

This journal article links bisphenol A to increased susceptibility of prostate cancer. According to the abstract, “Early developmental perturbations have been linked to adult-onset prostate pathology, including excessive exposure […]