Archive for November, 2007

Esteemed Researcher Discusses Potential Harmfulness of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

Published: 30 November 2007
Category: Packaging CONCERNS

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel interviewed Theo Colborn, a driving force in bringing the concept of endocrine disruptors to the public attention, about the potential harmfulness of common chemicals used in consumer product goods, including some plastics products.

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Canadian Government Launches Study To Track Exposure to Environmental Chemicals in Pregnant Women

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

CBC News reports the Canadian government is launching a $3.9-million study to track the environmental chemicals to which pregnant women and their babies are exposed. According to the article, “body fluids and tissue samples will be taken from the participants and tested for environmental chemicals such as phthalates, fire retardants and bisphenol A.”

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“All Plastic Leaches”

Published: 29 November 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

According to the Toronto Star, the provincial government is establishing a panel of experts to examine what to do about bisphenol A (BPA), a potentially carcinogenic chemical found in plastic baby bottles, children’s drinking cups, soft plastic toys, reusable water bottles and the lining of some food cans. The article further reports that “all […]

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Plastics Chemicals May Be Linked to Onset of Early Puberty in Girls

Published: 28 November 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

According to the San Francisco Bay Guardian, a new report published by San Francisco’s Breast Cancer Fund says girls, particularly African American girls, are hitting puberty earlier, and environmental toxins, obesity, and psychological stressors are all cited as possible reasons for the trend. Phthalates, bisphenol A, and dioxins—all found in certain plastics products—are reportedly […]

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Canadian Government Appoints Panel to Study Toxins Such as BPA

Published: 28 November 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

Canada’s CTV reports that Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is promising to appoint a panel of experts to study toxins like bisphenol A, which is found in many products used by children, and hopes to introduce legislation in 2008. The chemical is reportedly found in plastic sippy cups, water jugs, and food and drink packaging.

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Canadian Parents and Children Rally to Ban Bisphenol A

Published: 27 November 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

The Toronto Star reports around 150 parents and children recently demonstrated at Queen’s Park to encourage the provincial government take immediate steps to ban bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical reportedly associated with cancer from baby bottles and children’s drinking cups. BPA is allegedly known to leach into food and has been linked to a […]

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Glass Containers Reportedly Have “Lifestyle” Improvements Over Plastics

Published: 26 November 2007
Category: Organic Products in Glass

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the use of glass containers in European countries is a noticeable “green” effort that makes sense, as glass containers have environmental benefits and “lifestyle” improvements over plastics.

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Health Canada Conducts Risk Assessment of Potentially Harmful Chemical BPA

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

According to the Globe and Mail, Health Canada is starting a risk assessment of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in response to fears that exposure to the chemical from consumer products may present health risks, such as breast cancer and developmental problems. BPA allegedly mimics the hormone estrogen and is used in hundreds of […]

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Environmentalists Urge Ontario to Be First Province to Ban BPA Products

Published: 20 November 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The Canadian Press reports environmentalists and parents are urging Canadian decision-makers to make Ontario the first Canadian province to “ban potentially toxic plastic baby bottles, rubber duckies and other children’s toys to reduce the chance of cancer in adulthood.” BPA is reportedly linked to cancer, reproductive problems, type 2 diabetes and learning development disorders […]

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Canadian Government Looking Into Whether BPA is Harmful to Humans

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

According to CBC News, the federal government is looking into whether bisphenol A (BPA) is harmful to humans. BPA is found in some hard plastic containers, such as baby bottles, and can allegedly leach when the plastic is heated.

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