Archive for September, 2008

“Washington Post” Reports on How to Avoid BPA

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

The “Washington Post” reports on the best ways to reduce exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), according to the National Toxicology Program of the Department of Health and Human Services. Some tips include: Don’t microwave polycarbonate plastic food containers; switch to glass, porcelain or stainless-steel containers, particularly for hot food or liquids; and use baby […]

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Health Worries about BPA Create Opportunities for New Business

Published: 29 September 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

According to “Reuters,” health worries about bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in many plastic products, have created opportunities for companies catering to the growing market for products made without the chemical. The plastics and food packaging industries reportedly argue that alternatives to BPA might turn out to pose their own set of health […]

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BPA Scientist Criticizes Study FDA Uses to Assess Safety of BPA

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

“Environmental Health News” reports during the recent FDA hearing on BPA, Dr. Frederick vom Saal presented a critique of the paper that the FDA has called its gold standard for determining the safety of bisphenol A (BPA). This research in question was led by Dr. Rochelle Tyl of RTI and was published this spring […]

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Critics Accuse FDA of Ignoring Scientific Warnings about BPA

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

According to “Dow Jones Newswires”, critics are accusing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of ignoring scientific warnings about health risks of bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in everything from plastic baby bottles to sunglasses. Although the FDA said in a report last month BPA is safe at current levels found in food […]

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FDA Continues to Defend BPA Despite Major Study Denouncing its Safety

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

The “Associated Press” reports a Food and Drug advisory committee continues to defend the safety of the plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) as a new major study released results linking BPA to possible risks of heart disease and diabetes. The FDA advisory panel is reportedly expected to make its recommendations to the FDA late […]

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BPA Connected to Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes in Humans

Published: 25 September 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“TIME” reports in a study published on September 16th in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), a group of researchers led by David Meltzer of the University of Exeter in Britain reviewed data from the U.S. government’s comprehensive National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and found connections between BPA exposure and health problems. […]

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First Major Study of BPA on Humans Finds Chemical is Harmful

Published: 25 September 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “Environmental Health News”, the first major study of the plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) on humans supports evidence of harm from the chemical in animal tests. According to the study, people exposed to higher levels of BPA in plastic food and beverage containers are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and diabetes. […]

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Radio Broadcast Focuses on “Bias in Bisphenol A Studies”

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

The “Great Lakes Radio Consortium” reports on the “bias in bisphenol A studies” after two government agencies—the FDA and the National Toxicology Program—issued very different messages about the potential harmfulness of the plastic chemical.

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With BPA, Best to Err on the Side of Caution

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

According to a “New York Times” editorial, with conflicting reports on the potential harmfulness of bisphenol A (BPA)—a chemical used in many plastics and epoxy resins now found in baby bottles and liners for canned goods—it is prudent to err on the side of caution, especially when it comes to children, which means “it is […]

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Bottle Water Brands Face Sales Decline

Published: 22 September 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Sustainability

According to “BRANDWEEK”, despite massive discounting, bottled water brands such as Aquafina and Poland Spring are experiencing a sales decline as “shoppers are less interesting in paying for a product that they can get for free.” Green-minded consumers have also reportedly “become active in railing against buying plastic bottles in bulk because many will […]

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