Archive for June, 2007

Bisphenol A on the shelves and “High-Priced Lobbying”: Is there a link?

Published: 28 June 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to NowToronto.com, Mark Richardson, the man in charge of overseeing the Canadian government’s research into the health impact of toxins was forced to step down for “openly supporting” the chemical bisphenol A, which is allegedly found in dental fillings, baby bottles, water bottles, aluminum/stainless steel can linings and sippy cups, and has been shown […]

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Reader’s Response to “Glass bottles pacify fear of chemical”

Published: 27 June 2007
Category: Uncategorized

Who would have thought? I’ll definitely be paying more attention to my babies’ bottles after reading this!

nilo - Jun 27, 2007 02:17:59 PM

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“Glass bottles pacify fear of chemical”

Published: 27 June 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports after a recent study concluded that a certain type of plastic contains bisphenol A (BPA), “a chemical that can be toxic,” a “wave of concerned parents have trashed plastic bottles for glass counterparts.” Tests on five popular plastic baby bottle brands reportedly confirmed that a miniscule amount of BPA […]

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Plastics Chemicals and Children’s Health

Published: 26 June 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to the Statesman Journal, children may be vulnerable to common chemicals that negatively impact health. Some of the chemicals of concern are phthalates, which have reportedly been linked to health problems ranging from “reproductive development to cancer,” and bisphenol A (BPA), which is “used in some baby bottles and reusable water containers” and […]

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Chemicals found in many Consumer Products may be affecting Boys’ Health

Published: 25 June 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

According to The Globe and Mail, boys are often the weaker sex when it comes to many illnesses, including asthma, autism, childhood cancer and behavioral disorders, as they may be more sensitive to pollution from many hormone-like chemicals “widely used in consumer products ranging from computers to plastic water bottles.” Chemicals such as bisphenol […]

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Head of Canadian Scientific Team Questioned for Bias in Favor of Bisphenol A

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

The Globe and Mail reports that Mark Richardson, the head of the Health Canada scientific teams studying the safety of bisphenol A (BPA), has been reassigned while his department investigates whether or not he is too biased in favor of the chemical to “objectively analyze it. According to the report, Richardson has previously endorsed […]

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Study Finds that Plastics Chemicals Adversely Affect Boys More

Published: 21 June 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to Canadian Television (ctv.ca), new research conducted by the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment has found that boys are more susceptible to health problems (including asthma, cancer, learning and behavioral problems, and birth defects) from environmental pollutants than girls. Research also found that some environmental toxins, such as the plastics’ chemicals […]

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“Drowning in Plastic”

Published: 20 June 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Recycling, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to the Monterey County Weekly, “every plastic product that has ever been manufactured still exists,” making up 10 percent of California’s garbage. The article asserts that “plastic is not biodegradable, but rather photodegradable,” leaving little plastic shards to disperse throughout the ocean, which marine life often mistake for food. The article further […]

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Phthalates targeted as one of 10 toxic chemicals to phase out of products

Published: 19 June 2007
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports that activists in Massachusetts are calling for legislation that would force manufacturers to phase out the use of 10 toxic chemicals and remove them from workplaces and everyday products. Phthalates, which are plasticizers and can allegedly leach “from the vinyl into fluids,” are among the 10 materials being […]

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Average of 36 toxic chemicals found in 13 participants in Maine study

Published: 19 June 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

According to the Kennebec Journal, you should “think twice before using that plastic water bottle again” and be “careful with that Teflon coated skillet” as a recent study revealed “how polluted we might all be” from using everyday products. The related study, conducted in Maine, tested 13 volunteers for 71 chemicals and found that […]

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