Archive for October, 2006

Exposure to Phthalates and a toxic body

Published: 31 October 2006
Category: Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to this article from the Daily Mail UK, everyday products, such as phthalates, may be adversely affecting our health. The Daily Mail claims, “several studies have recently linked gender-bending chemicals to genital malformation, infertility and cancer.”

The article cites phthalates as a “worrying chemicals,” and suggests that people may be exposed to such chemicals […]

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Phthalates and Developing Male Brains

Published: 31 October 2006
Category: Phthalates, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the study, “A dose–response study following in utero and lactational exposure to di-(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate (DEHP): Non-monotonic dose–response and low dose effects on rat brain aromatase activity,” from the Journal of Toxicology (227: 185-192), “safety standards based on high dose experiments are invalid.”

According to the article, the findings show that “lower doses of the phthalate […]

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Phthalates, Bisphenol A and Pollution of our Bodies

Published: 27 October 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), PET (polyethylene terephthalate), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to the article titled “Bottled Water: Healthy Living or Toxic Accumulation?” featured in Justice Rising magazine, “the bottled water industry wants us to think drinking water from plastics is the epitome of healthy living—the reality is quite different.” The article speaks of the composition of plastic bottles, which are made from petroleum and […]

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Researchers find possible hormone-disrupting Phthalates in young girls from 3 different cities

Published: 26 October 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

Researchers involved in conducting the “Pilot Study of Urinary Biomarkers of Phytoestrogens, Phthalates, and Phenols in Girls” aimed to study the hormonally active environmental agents in U.S. children by race, age, sex and geography.

The researchers used exposure biomarkers in children to study female pubertal development and found that phthalates and bisphenol A, two chemicals widely […]

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Puberty at 7 or 8 years of age and Phthalates

Published: 25 October 2006
Category: Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

This article speaks of the increased rates of children developing sexual characteristics at too young of an age, younger than 8 in girls and 9 in boys, and even 2 ½ years of age. According to the article, University of Louisville physicians call the condition “precocious puberty” and say that the condition is “six […]

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Americans prefer glass packaging for preserving the taste, purity and quality of food

Published: 20 October 2006
Category: Recycling, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

Between April 24th and May 9th 2006, Newton Marketing & Research of Norman, Oklahoma conducted a survey of consumer buying habits. It interviewed 752 respondents across the US on consumer food and beverage packaging preferences.

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Link Between Pre-School puberty and plastics

Published: 20 October 2006
Category: Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to the New York Times Science section, scientists have allegedly known for some time now that estrogen-like chemicals found in plastics manufacturing plants had contaminated sewers in England and caused genetically male fish to develop into females. As it turns out, these same chemicals may allegedly cause similar gender-bending results in children, who […]

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Link between Phthalates and Increasing Allergic Reactions

Published: 20 October 2006
Category: Allergic Triggers, Phthalates

According to this article posted on OurStolenFuture.org, the prevalence of allergic reactions has been increasing rapidly in the developed world for several decades now, which leads some scientists to allegedly believe that environmental exposures may be leading to increased allergic responses. According to OurStolenFuture.org, some researchers believe that exposure to low, environmentally-relevant levels of […]

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Bisphenol A and Chemical Cocktails linked to Breast Cancer

Published: 20 October 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS

According to the Daily Mail (a Britain-based news publication), scientists recently warned that chemicals found in pesticides, cosmetics and plastics may be to blame for gender-bending as well as increased cancer rates. According to the article, experts are beginning to fear that these chemicals may have the “power to trigger the cancer which claims […]

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Consumers Protest at Target to get rid of PVC Plastics Packaging

Published: 19 October 2006
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to this article, protesters formed outside of the Target department store in Wheaton, Maryland, to protest the use of PVC, a chemical used in plastics packaging, in the products the store sells. In response to the protest, Target reportedly issued a statement, claiming that the company is looking into alternatives to the PVC […]

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