Archive for May, 2008

BPA and other Environmental Chemicals Deceive our Hormone Receptors

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

“High Country News” reports certain environmental chemicals, both natural and man-made, can bind to and deceive the hormone receptors that govern everything from metabolism to sex to the development of cancer. Chemicals such as DDT and bisphenol A (BPA), which was banned from plastic baby bottles this spring in Canada, are reportedly challenging scientists […]

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Health Canada to Ban Sale of Baby Bottles made of BPA

Published: 30 May 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Vancouver Sun” reports Health Canada recently took its stand against the plastic food and beverage packaging chemical bisphenol A (BPA) to the next level, announcing it would ban the sale of baby bottles made from polycarbonate, the plastic that contains BPA. A new bill recently introduced in the British Columbia legislature by NDP […]

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Consumers Turn From Plastics and Choose Glass

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

According to the “Globe and Mail,” with Health Canada set to ban polycarbonate baby bottles, which contain the alleged estrogen-mimicking chemical bisphenol A, many Canadians are seeing all the plastics around them in a newly unflattering light and scrambling for alternatives such as glass jars. A food writer suggests we reject foods our great-grandmothers […]

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BPA Controversy Escalates

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

According to “PBS NewsHour,” bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical commonly found in hard plastic bottles, has become so controversial that Nalgene will no longer make water bottles out of it. Health Canada and some U.S. senators want to ban or limit the use of the chemical and a draft report by the National Toxicology […]

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Kid Safe Chemical Act would Force Chemical Manufacturers to Prove Chemicals are Safe

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

“The Daily Green” reports Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Representatives Hilda Solis and Henry Waxman (both D-CA) introduced a new bill in Congress, The Kid Safe Chemical Act, which would force chemical manufacturers to prove their chemicals are safe before they are used in commerce. Chemicals are reportedly considered safe until proven otherwise, which […]

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Sheryl Crow Urges Congress to Put More Resources into Researching Environmental Links to Breast Cancer

Published: 28 May 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “McClatchy News Observer” reports Sheryl Crow joined Rep. Sue Myrick in a congressional hearing on breast cancer research, which urged Congress to put more resources into figuring out what the environment has to do with breast cancer. One possible link between breast cancer and the environment may be the plastic chemical bisphenol A […]

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BPA Linked to Obesity

Published: 28 May 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

According to the UK “Daily Mail,” chemicals, such as bisphenol A (BPA), found in plastic food wrapping and plastic feeding bottles are believed to interfere with the body hormones that regulate fat levels and help prevent obesity. According to new research, pregnant women who eat food and beverages from plastic containers could make their […]

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Mothers Switch to Glass Baby Bottles in Response to BPA Concerns

Published: 27 May 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

The “Pensacola News Journal” reports allegedly “dangerous chemicals,” such as bisphenol A (BPA), which is found in plastic containers, baby bottles, and canned goods, are causing concern for some parents and encouraging them to turn to glass. The “Journal” interviewed one mother who, after hearing about BPA, bought glass baby bottles and later also […]

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“L.A. Times” Reports Surge in Demand for Glass Baby Bottles

Published: 26 May 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Organic Products in Glass, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “Los Angeles Times,” as the synthetic chemical bisphenol A (BPA), which is found in clear polycarbonate plastics including baby bottles, water bottles and the lining of food cans, is being reviewed by the National Toxicology Program and other government agencies for its potential harmfulness to human health, many options are emerging as […]

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Canada Reviews 17 Substances, including BPA, that May Pose Risk to Human Health

Published: 23 May 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“CBC News” reports the federal government in Canada is taking a closer look at 17 substances that may pose a risk to human health and/or the environment. This is reportedly the same program under which the federal government announced it would ban the import and sale of baby bottles made with bisphenol A (BPA).

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