Archive for August, 2006

Prenatal exposure to bisphenol A and reproductive function

Published: 31 August 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

Journal of Endocrinology Developmental programming: differential effects of prenatal exposure to bisphenol A or methoxychlor on reproductive function

This scientific study from the Journal of Endocrinology reports on the increased occurrence of reproductive disorders that has increased concerns regarding the impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on reproductive health, especially when such exposure occurs during fetal […]

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Reported Cancer-causing Bromate contamination among PET bottled water

Published: 28 August 2006
Category: Cancer, PET (polyethylene terephthalate), Packaging CONCERNS

According to PR Newswire, after reports of alleged bromate (a cancer-causing carcinogen) contamination among major polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottled water brands, consumers and consumer advocates alike are beginning to question corporate accountability and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about “lapses in the bottled water regulatory system.” According to the Natural Resources Defense […]

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Bisphenol A linked to breast cancer

Published: 28 August 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS

NewsTarget.com reports that a new study, published in the journal Chemistry & Biology, has shown that Bisphenol A, a chemical found in harder plastics, might promote breast cancer. According to the article, researchers from Indiana University recently found that breast tumor cells convert bisphenol sulfate back into BPA, which can be easily taken up […]

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Plastic and Breast Cancer and the possible harmful effects on the human body

Published: 26 August 2006
Category: Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS

According to a recent news article at news.scotsman.com, bisphenol A, a chemical used in plastic bottles and other household products, might be linked to the development of breast cancer. Researchers recently showed that high concentrations of bisphenol A can stimulate cancer cells. This report comes after numerous other reports, making the link that […]

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Plastic and our health—are we paying a hazardous price for plastic?

Published: 26 August 2006
Category: Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS

According to the United Press International, a new study shows that bisphenol A (BPA), a manmade chemical that mimics estrogen in the body, can “make breast cancer cells multiply” in addition to being able to enter the cells.

The article goes on to say, “Critics of BPA claim the molecule tricks the body’s estrogen receptors into […]

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Cancer alert over tin can and plastic bottle chemical

Published: 26 August 2006
Category: Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to the Daily Mail (UK), a gender-bending chemical that is used in babies’ bottles and tin cans, may cause serious health problems ranging from cancer to miscarriages and infertility.

Although previous reports have denied that Bisphenol A—a chemical used in making plastics found in reusable water bottles—is harmful to the body, the current research casts […]

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Yet another plastic and breast cancer report

Published: 25 August 2006
Category: Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS

Bisphenol A, a “pseudo-estrogen” chemical, appears to be absorbed by breast tumor cells, according to researchers who recently published the study in the August 28 issue of Chemistry and Biology. According to the article, American researchers have discovered a “biological mechanism that allows the compound to concentrate in tumor cells.”

According to the article, “Healthy […]

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Welcome to Keep It Organic

Published: 25 August 2006
Category: Uncategorized

Welcome to Keep It Organic.This site hopes to provide important facts about organic foods, trends and consumer interest.

If you want pure food you need pure packaging One important and sometimes overlooked segment of the organic movement is the packaging. The organic consumer is the most concerned shopper today. It is curious that even some organic […]

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Will what you don’t know hurt you?

Published: 24 August 2006
Category: Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS

According to NewsTarget.com, some giant food companies keep consumers in the dark about certain food and beverage health issues in order to sell the most products possible. From cancer-causing chemicals formed in food during high-heat processing to dangers of plastic packaging, food companies are allegedly concealing some of these health risks to increase their […]

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The FDA is studying the problem of recycled plastic in food packaging. They have provided new “guidance” to industry

Published: 22 August 2006
Category: Recycling

Guidance for Industry Use of Recycled Plastics in Food Packaging: Chemistry Considerations 8/22/06 Office of Food Additive Safety Division of Food Contact Notifications HFS-275

“It is possible, however, that traces of a toxic substance could be carried through a 2° or 3° recycling process, become a part of the packaging, and migrate into food in contact with the packaging. Although […]

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