Archive for February, 2008

Minnesota Proposed Ban on BPA for Children Under Age of Three

Published: 29 February 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “St. Paul Pioneer Press,” Minnesota has proposed a ban on bisphenol A (BPA), a plastics chemical that some researchers have linked to developmental problems in children and reproductive issues. Under the ban, BPA (used in baby bottles, can linings, dental fillings and medical equipment) would only be banned in products intended […]

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BPA and Phthalates at the Core of Scientific Study, Public Debate

Published: 28 February 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

“NBC News” reports chemicals such as phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) are at the “core of ongoing scientific study, public debate, and hype over the potential health impact of chemicals used to make personal care products and plastics.” Scientific studies have reportedly found that such compounds may affect the developing reproductive system.

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Parents Make Greener Choices for their Children

Published: 27 February 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

Illinois’ “Northwest Herald” reports parents are choosing non-toxic cleansers, biodegradable wipes, wooden toys and stainless steel sippy cups for their children after a recent American Academy of Pediatrics study showed widespread exposure among infants to phthalates (man-made chemicals found in personal care and other products) could make infants vulnerable to developmental and reproductive toxicity, according […]

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Maine House Majority Leader Introduces Legislation to Protect Children from Harmful Chemicals

Published: 26 February 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Augusta Kennebec Journal” reports bottle-feeding may predispose your baby to developing breast cancer later in life as some plastic baby bottles leach the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), which is reportedly toxic to reproduction and normal development in animals. This chemical is also reportedly linked to hyperactivity, obesity and hormone-related cancers, and other health problems […]

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Humans May Be Exposed to BPA at Dangerous Levels

Published: 26 February 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS

According to the “Scientific American”, plastic food containers leach bisphenol A (BPA), a potentially harmful chemical that allegedly mimics estrogen and can reportedly promote human breast cancer cell growth as well as decreased sperm counts in rats, among other effects. BPA is used to line cans to prevent corrosion and is also used to […]

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Plastic Debris is Ending Up in Human Beings

Published: 25 February 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Recycling, Sustainability

The Allentown “Morning Call” reports a dangerous level of “plastic pollution” called the Eastern Garbage Patch or the Northern Pacific Subropical Gyre, is strangling the food chain and being mistaken for food by aquatic life. Some suggest that through nature’s food chain, this plastic debris is ending up in human beings. Sixty billion […]

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Plastic “Bullets” are Dangers to Environmental and Human Health

Published: 25 February 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Recycling, Sustainability

A YouTube video called “Plastic Bullets,” created by artists and designers from New York City, highlights the alleged environmental damages from plastic bottle waste as well as the possible dangers from plastic chemical toxic migration to human health.

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Ten States Introduce Legislation to Phase Out Plastic Chemicals in Children’s Products

Published: 22 February 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “St. Paul Pioneer Press,” parents are increasingly trying to reduce their children’s exposure to potentially harmful chemicals, such as the plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA), and some are going as far as banning plastic from their homes. Many recent studies have reportedly highlighted the connection between these chemicals to human health […]

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Consumers “Come Home to Glass”

Published: 22 February 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS

The “Toledo Blade” reports in light of recent studies that have suggested certain chemicals found in some plastics products may be harmful to human health, and reports that plastic containers are ending up in landfills at alarming rates, consumers are coming “home to glass.”

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Montreal Gazette says BPA Merits Investigation

Published: 21 February 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to the “Montreal Gazette,” environmental organizations continue to label bisphenol A (BPA) as a clear threat to our health and some politicians have even begun to clamor to ban any substance that can release BPA. BPA is a chemical that can reportedly leach out of plastic polycarbonate bottles and has “hormone-like effects.” […]

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