Archive for January, 2007

EU Aims to Crack Down on Bisphenol A

Published: 31 January 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to FoodProductionDaily.com, the European Union’s (EU) food agency has set a maximum limit for human daily intakes of bisphenol A (BPA) as the chemical has been “implicated as a potential carcinogen and widely used in plastic food packaging and cans.” According to the article, “People are exposed to BPA in food through its […]

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Plastic Water Bottles: Does the packaging harm you?

Published: 30 January 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, PET (polyethylene terephthalate), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to Toronto CP24 TV, consumers are growing increasingly concerned over plastic water bottles because of two controversial chemicals used in the process of making them—one of which is bisphenol A (BPA), an alleged endocrine disrupter that has possible implications with reproduction, breast cancer and prostate cancer. The article further reports that there “are other […]

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BPA found to be harmful in “90 percent of publicly funded studies”

Published: 29 January 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

People often spend time looking at the contents of food and beverage products they are buying, but are they overlooking one very important element, the products’ packaging? According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the common chemical found in plastics food and beverage containers, bisphenol A or BPA, “has been shown by many studies to […]

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Bottled Water and Human Health

Published: 26 January 2007
Category: PET (polyethylene terephthalate), Packaging CONCERNS

According to The Independent, not only “are there no convincing health reasons for preferring bottled water to tap water, there are some health concerns about bottled water.” The publication further reports that additional possible problems with store-bought water include “excess sodium, the leaching of toxins and benzene contamination.” The article further reports that […]

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The rise of infertility … could works of fiction not be too far fetched?

Published: 25 January 2007
Category: Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

In this article, the Ottawa Citizen speaks of works of fiction that depict a state of mass infertility and the possibility of human extinction (specifically, Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmade’s Tale,” and the recently released film, “Children of Men”), and notes that the hypothesized possibility of such circumstances may not be so far fetched. The […]

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Toxicity at extremely low doses and human health

Published: 25 January 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

Science News Online reports that scientists are now documenting that extremely low doses of several toxic chemicals, including the plastics-softening chemicals called phthalates, may have adverse effects on humans. The article further reports that research with the plastic-softening agent bisphenol A, a hormone-mimicking agent, shows detrimental effects with low-dose stimulation. Several other studies […]

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Leaching Chemicals, Endocrine Disrupters and Possible Human Health Risks

Published: 23 January 2007
Category: Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to the Sunday Herald, Scotland’s award-winning independent newspaper, as the “use of chemicals in our everyday life has increased, so too have the cases of cancer, hormonal and reproductive problems and neurological disorders.” The article reports that the average woman uses 12 toiletries every day, and in doing so, applies more than 175 […]

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Chemicals in cosmetics and other household products … what you should know

Published: 22 January 2007
Category: Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to ConsumerReports.org, some of what’s in your cosmetics and other household products might “not be so good for you,” including a family of chemicals called phthalates, which may be “linked to developmental and reproductive health risks.” According to the article, phthalates are found in a plethora of personal-care products, including lotions, body hair […]

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Questioning Plastics Chemicals – Are they Bad for Human Health?

Published: 17 January 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to this article from the USA Today, new scientific research has found a link between a chemical compound used in everyday products (including plastics food and beverage containers) and chromosomal damage in mice that spans generations. The experiments focused on bisphenol A (of which 6 billion pounds are produced annually) and the correlation […]

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Plastics Chemicals, Bisphenol A, Cancer and Reproductive Dysfunction – Is there a link?

Published: 17 January 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

This article found at NewScientist.com, further reports on the Patricia A. Hunt scientific study that links bisphenol A (BPA), a common chemical found in plastics, with womb development and abnormal eggs. The article reports that based on this finding, “researchers speculate that the chemical, bisphenol A, might increase the risk of spontaneous abortion and […]

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