Archive for April, 2008

BPA Linked to Fertility Problems in Animal Studies

Published: 30 April 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “Peterborough Examiner,” bisphenol A (BPA), found in hard plastic products, may be linked to fertility problems in animal studies.

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REI to Remove all Plastic Water Bottles Containing BPA

Published: 30 April 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

The “Tacoma News Tribune” reports REI will also remove all polycarbonate water bottles containing bisphenol A from its inventory as consumers debate whether the chemical poses a health risk.

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Nalgene Water Bottle Company Sued over BPA Bottles and Potential Dangers to Human Health

Published: 29 April 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“Reuters UK” reports the Nalgene water bottle company is being sued by a California mother who claims the company knew, but downplayed risks, that BPA, a toxic substance, in its popular Nalgene plastic sports bottles could leach into the bottles’ contents and sicken consumers. This is reportedly the first consumer class action over the […]

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U.S. Congress Considers Ban for BPA in All Children’s Products and Food Containers

Published: 29 April 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“Chemical & Engineering News” reports U.S. members of Congress are considering putting in place bans for BPA in all children’s products and “food contact” containers, such as some water bottles and polymer-lined cans. According to Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), “There have been enough warning signs about the dangers of this chemical that we […]

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Waterloo to Ban Sale of Plastic Water Bottles in its Schools

Published: 28 April 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS

The “Toronto Star” reports the Waterloo Region board has banned the sale of plastic bottles of water in its schools starting next year. This decision is reportedly expected to spur others across the province into action.

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Glass Bottles Making a Comeback

Published: 28 April 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Organic Products in Glass, Packaging CONCERNS

Rochester’s WHAM TV reports glass bottles might be making a comeback in response to reports surfaced about the potential adverse effects of phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) in various types of plastic baby bottles. According to the article, “major retail chains are reporting current sales of glass bottles are more than five times what […]

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Consumers Choose Glass Bottles for their Babies

Published: 25 April 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

According to the “Boston Globe,” many consumers now consider hard plastic baby bottles and water bottles that contain the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) toxic, and as a result, consumers are “tossing hiking bottles into the trash, feeding their babies with glass containers, and searching for a safer alternative to see-through sippy cups” as retailers continue […]

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Toys ‘R’ Us to Phase Out Baby Bottles

Published: 25 April 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

According to the “Associated Press,” Toys “R” Us plans to phase out baby bottles that contain the plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) by the end of the year because the chemical is facing “safety questions.”

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Playtex to Eliminate Infant BPA Products from Inventory

Published: 25 April 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

The “Connecticut Post” reports Playtex Infant Care will eliminate bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in plastic baby bottles that Canada is considering a ban upon and that some research suggests could be linked to cancer and reproductive and developmental disorders. However, Playtex reportedly “echoed the chemical industry’s stance that Bisphenol A, a resin […]

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Debate over Plastic Chemical BPA Continues

Published: 24 April 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “Reuters,” the debate over the plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) continues. The United States and Canada have both expressed concern over the potential harmfulness of the chemical and retailers are planning to stop selling items that contain BPA. Industry groups, however, continue to defend its safety, downplaying the results of several […]

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