Archive for November, 2006

“Glass is one of the most sustainable packaging products in the world”

Published: 29 November 2006
Category: PET (polyethylene terephthalate), Recycling, Sustainability

Keeping it organic means doing what is possible to protect yourself, and the environment from harmful chemicals and unnatural substances and making sustainable choices that have a positive impact in today’s society. According to the article “A Clear Solution: Composed of abundant natural materials, glass is one of the most sustainable packaging products in […]

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Professor of Science Finds Parallel Between Chemical found in Plastics and Harmfulness of Tobacco

Published: 28 November 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

The Missourian reports on yet another story linking BPA, a chemical used in many types of plastics baby bottles, plastic wrap and food containers, to hormone dysfunction. According to The Missourian, Fred vom Saal, a Minnesota University sciences professor, has long studied the effects of bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical found in many […]

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Organization Fights to Ban Carcinogens in Cosmetics

Published: 28 November 2006
Category: Cancer

The Quebec-based newspaper, The Suburban, recently reported on the Breast Cancer Action Montreal (BCAM) organization’s campaign to persuade cosmetic companies to label which ingredients in their products can cause cancer. According to the article, some researchers have warned consumers of what they call a “cocktail” effect, whereby “one toxin in one product alone may […]

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Ontario Labeling Law Targets Phthalates

Published: 27 November 2006
Category: Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

According to Ontario-based CBC News, an Ontario NDP (New Democratic Party) leader is aiming to pass the Community Right to Know Act, which would “require manufacturers to put a label on any product that contains a chemical known or suspected to cause cancer.” CBC News further reports that phthalates, chemicals used as plastics softeners, […]

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European Union works with chemical ban, including ban on some phthalates

Published: 24 November 2006
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the ban on toys and children’s products that contain some types of phthalates, which are used to soften or harden some plastics products, has not caused a shortage in children’s merchandise, but forced some companies to adjust to producing goods without the plastic softeners. The article reports that […]

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Children’s Safety and Possible Health Risks with Toys that Contain Phthalates

Published: 22 November 2006
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

More and more reports have surfaced lately linking phthalates, chemicals found in plastic products, to reproductive dysfunction and other ailments. Some reports claim that phthalates can leach from plastic packaging into foods and beverages, altering their original compositions. In addition to reports by the San Francisco Chronicle, the Detroit Free Press further comments […]

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San Francisco to become first city in U.S. to ban phthalates and bisphenol A

Published: 21 November 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco may soon be the “only jurisdiction in the world to ban products with bisphenol A, or BPA, and the first in the United States to ban those containing phthalates.” San Francisco’s proposed ordinance banning the sale of baby bottles, toys and other objects used by young […]

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San Francisco Aims to ban phthalates and bisphenol A

Published: 20 November 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to documented research, phthalates, chemicals found in some plastics packaging products, may have the capacity to leach into foods and beverages contained, altering the original composition of such goods. The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported on the city’s efforts to ban certain allegedly toxic chemicals found in products for children, including “the yellow […]

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Cosmetic companies will start to list chemicals used in products, some of which may be harmful to human health

Published: 17 November 2006
Category: Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

In addition to the story posted on KeepItOrganic.org on November 16, 2006, entitled, “Cosmetics, Phthalates, and why you might want to watch what you put on your face,” CBC News, a Canadian news station, has aired a similar story about the possible danger of chemicals in cosmetic products, and what the Canadian government is doing […]

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Cosmetics, Phthalates, and why you might want to watch what you put on your face

Published: 16 November 2006
Category: Cancer, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

Phthalates, chemicals found in some plastics products, have lately garnered attention as articles have linked these chemicals with human ailments such as cancer, and also hormone dysfunction among males and females. Yet another story, this from CBS TV out of New York, has surfaced about the chemicals in cosmetic products and the possibility that […]

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