Archive for October, 2007

Can plastic ‘alter human cells’?

Published: 31 October 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

USA Today reports that parents are increasingly switching to bisphenol A- and phthalate-free food and beverage containers as such chemicals may have adverse effects on human health, especially the health of children. According to a 2000 study conducted by the CDC, 75% of people tested had phthalates in their urine and 95% of Americans […]

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Study Finds Potential Harmful Plastic Chemical in 95% of People Tested

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

PBS’s NewsHour with Jim Lehrer recently aired a segment focusing on the potential harmfulness of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), “used to make many common plastic products used in U.S. homes, including baby bottles.” The chemical, which is reportedly also found in “almost every food can on the shelves,” has been found in […]

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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Not Listed on Product Labels

Published: 29 October 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to the USA Today, because there is currently no standard or enforceable definition of a “non-toxic” product, it is difficult for consumers to make “green” choices at the store. Although the FDA requires companies to test the safety of their products, it allegedly does not require companies to study whether products contain chemicals […]

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T.O. (Totally Organic) Bevy Beverages

Published: 29 October 2007
Category: Organic Products in Glass

npg-1107-06.jpg T.O. (or Totally Organic) Bevy Beverages have a 5% organic alcohol content and are available in four delicious flavors—MANG (an organic mango juice blend with a hint of orange and organic alcohol); BLACUR (an organic black currant juice blended with organic alcohol); CRAN (an organic cranberry juice and organic alcohol blend); and POMM (organic pomegranate juice blended with a burst of blueberry and organic alcohol). All T.O. Bevy Beverages contain no artificial flavors or colors, no preservatives, and no added sugar. Totally Organic Bevy Beverages are available in 12 oz. glass bottles featuring bold and vibrant labeling.

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“You Are What You Eat And Breathe”

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

Cape May County Herald reports, “you are what you eat and breathe,” and unfortunately, the food we eat and the air we breathe from the environment may have adverse effects for human health. According to the article, some of such elements may be certain plastics products. According to the CDC’s Third National Report on […]

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Biomonitoring Study Reveals Heightened Levels of Environmental Pollutants in Children

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

According to CNN, a recent “biomonitoring” (otherwise known as body burden testing) study measuring industrial chemicals in children’s bodies revealed that some of the children had chemical exposure levels up to seven times those of their parents. Several public health experts warn that the industrial chemicals we come into contact with every day are […]

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Schwarzenegger Bill Banning Phthalates Could be “Harbinger of Change”

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

According to the Contra Costa Times, Assembly Bill 1108, passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, may be a “harbinger of change” as it bans a class of chemicals called phthalates used in cosmetics and to soften and increase the flexibility of plastics (such as some plastics found in children’s toys, baby […]

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Plastics Chemicals Linked to Breast Cancer

Published: 23 October 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS

Sunday Star Times reports chemicals found in plastics drink bottles, baby bottles and food containers—such as bisphenol A (BPA)—are raising women’s risk of breast cancer. According to Dr. Maricel Maffini, a biologist specializing the environmental causes of breast cancer, certain plastics chemicals can leach out of plastics food and beverage containers into the products […]

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NIEHS Faces Scrutiny from Scientists about BPA Report and Program Funding

Published: 22 October 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to Environmental Health News, scientists worry that the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is cutting prevention programs in favor of treatment programs. Environmental Health News reports NIEHS has also recently come under scrutiny by several scientists after the Institute’s report on the plastics component bisphenol A (BPA) was released, concluding BPA […]

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California Becomes First State to Ban Phthalates

Published: 18 October 2007
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The Associated Press reports Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill this past Sunday banning items such as plastic baby bottles and toys that contain more than a trace amount of phthalates, chemicals allegedly linked to developmental problems. California is the first state in the US to impose limits on such chemicals used in plastics […]

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