Archive for May, 2007

Toxic chemicals may cause risk of disruptions at key stages of growth

Published: 31 May 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to the article, researchers have called for “tighter controls on toxic chemicals, some of them used in making plastics or pesticides, saying that there was a risk of disruptions at key stages of growth that could lead to brain damage, malformation or cancers.” The article further states that damage to genes by such […]

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Environmental exposures to chemicals and autism

Published: 30 May 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

Scientists are beginning to take a closer look at the possible relationship between environmental exposure to chemicals and autism, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), affects one in 150 children in the United States. Congress could approve funding for autism research, which would provide $945 million over 5 years […]

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Phthalates May Cause People Serious Health Problems

Published: 29 May 2007
Category: Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to WISH TV, there is growing concern that there are chemicals hidden in consumer products that could cause people serious health problems. One group of chemicals in question is phthalates, allegedly used to make plastics flexible and reportedly known to cause cancer, kidney and liver damage and reproductive problems.

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Mothers Switch to Glass Baby Bottles after Alleged Plastic Concerns

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

According to the Ventrura County Star, mothers who have traditionally used plastic baby bottles to feed their children are now starting to use glass after information has surfaced about “the possibilities of plastic bottles leaching toxins.” The article reports that as a result of the “confluence of bad publicity surrounding the plastics used in […]

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Study to Test Amounts and Types of Toxins in Humans – Two Plastics Chemicals in Question

Published: 22 May 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

The South Coast Today reports on a 35-person study in the United States that is testing people on the types and amounts of toxins that accumulate during every day routines. The test subjects represent a diverse group of people in terms of age, race and vocation, and although the study is not a typical […]

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Water from the Bottle contributes to “global warming” and increased “solid waste”

Published: 21 May 2007
Category: Packaging CONCERNS

According to CNN Money, bottled water “consumers energy and contributes to global warming” and “empty bottles add to litter and solid waste,” yet consumers continue to gravitate to the bottle instead of going to the tap. According to the article, bottled water is not any safer or healthier than tap water and costs more […]

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BPA Concerns Lead Consumers to Glass Baby Bottles

Published: 16 May 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

Tulsa World reports that glass baby bottles, which were once considered retro, may be experiencing a comeback as some parents’ health concerns about plastic may bring back the old standby. Reports that bisphenol A (BPA) “may leech from the plastic bottles into milk have some parents scrambling to replace their plastic feeding arsenal with […]

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Parents Go from Plastic to Glass to Protect their Children

Published: 16 May 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to King 5 News, some parents are switching from plastic baby bottles to glass containers after learning that hard plastic bottles may leach a chemical called bisphenol A (BPA), which “has been linked to abnormalities in the reproductive organs and eggs of lab animals and may lead to cancer.”

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Official Calls for Ban on Bisphenol A

Published: 15 May 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to The Suburban, bisphenol A (BPA), a “toxic substance found in many household goods [that] is still widely used in North America and Europe,” allegedly leaches into foods and beverages and may be linked to lowered sperm counts, increased risks of infertility, breast and prostate cancer, neurological disorders and obesity. Lac St. Louis […]

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Phthalates and Bisphenol A Allegedly Leach and Create Human Health Problems

Published: 14 May 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

The Seattle Times reports that studies have linked phthalates, reportedly used to make some baby toys, food containers and cling wraps, to a plethora of problems including lower sperm counts and smaller genitalia in males. According to the article, another plastics chemical, bisphenol A (BPA), can allegedly leach from polycarbonate plastic as well.

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