Archive for April, 2007

Are you eating bisphenol A (BPA)?

Published: 25 April 2007
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

In an article titled “Bisphenol A for dinner – again?” the Ottowa Citizen reports on the many alleged ways children are exposed to the chemical, a reported sex hormone mimicking agent, including through heating canned infant formula in plastic baby bottles, serving meals in cans and through dental sealants. Bisphenol A (BPA) is reportedly […]

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Plastics Chemicals including Bisphenol A may have “estrogenic” effects on fish

Published: 24 April 2007
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to ScientificAmerican.com, everything from the “plastics we use” to hormone replacement products to antibacterial soaps may be having estrogenic effects in fish that are changing males so they are indistinguishable from females.

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BPA Reportedly Found in 95 Percent of U.S. Population

Published: 23 April 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to Chemical & Engineering News, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has found measurable levels of BPA—a reported weak synthetic estrogen used to make polycarbonate food containers, plastic baby bottles, refillable plastic water containers and resin that lines metal food and beverage cans—in 95 percent of U.S. urine samples. The article reports […]

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In Honor of Earth Day, Learn What Glass Recycling Can Do for Our Planet!

Published: 20 April 2007
Category: Recycling, Sustainability

Owens-Illinois has outlined how glass recycling can have a positive impact on our planet. One fun fact: “Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to power a 60-watt bulb for four hours, a computer for 30 minutes or a television for 20 minutes.” Glass packaging is 100 percent recyclable. So, don’t let […]

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Pace Organic Picante Sauce

Published: 19 April 2007
Category: Organic Products in Glass

pc_organic_picante.jpgPace reinforces that its products are of a quality nature through freshness cues. By nature, an organic product properly reinforces that message, and glass communicates stronger freshness cues than any other type of packaging material. This nutritious and delicious new organic picante sauce from Pace is made from only the freshest ingredients and is packaged in 16 oz. glass bottles—the right choice for all your organic products.

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Published: 19 April 2007
Category: Organic Products in Glass

rwk-org-blue-pom-32oz.jpg R. W. Knudsen Organic Blueberry Pomegranate juice’s dark purple color screams “nutritious!” through the clear sturdy 32 oz. glass bottle. Popular in the natural products market, this high-anti oxidant beverage offers functionality and great taste. Certified organic, R. W. Knudsen Blueberry Pomegranate is sweetened only with fruit juices and does not contain preservatives or artificial flavors sugar. The recycled glass bottle is both attractive and comfortable to hold, allowing one to easily soak up the flavor.

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Scientists claim Sciences International report has “pro-industry bias”

Published: 18 April 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the LA Times, Sciences International’s (SI) contract with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences was terminated due to the company’s reported financial ties to the chemical industry. According to the article, some scientists who study bisphenol A, a reported compound in polycarbonate plastic linked to prostate cancer and other reproductive effects, […]

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NIH to Review work on bisphenol A, a chemical “common in plastics”

Published: 18 April 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

The Washington Post reports that the National Institutes of Health will review the work done on the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical “common in plastics that has been linked to cancer and reproductive problems in animals,” by Sciences International (SI), the agency fired because it was allegedly also doing work for the chemical industry. […]

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Contractor Fired Due to Ties with Chemical Industry

Published: 18 April 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The Washington Post reports that Sciences International (SI) was recently fired due allegations that the contractor, which was hired to review the safety of certain chemicals such as bisphenol A (BPA), has been simultaneously working for the chemical industry. SI held a reported $5 million, five-year contract to run the federal Center for the […]

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Bisphenol A Linked to Prostate Cancer and Asthma, according to Study

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

According to Living on Earth, new studies have found a contributor to asthma and the growing epidemic of prostate cancer, bisphenol A. This chemical can allegedly be found in some plastic bottles and food cans. The study has been published in the Journal of Molecular Cancer Therapeutics.

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