Archive for February, 2009

Dr. Servan-Schreiber Says We Can Prevent Cancer by Eating Certain Foods and Avoiding Plastics

Published: 27 February 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS

Green Bay WBAY-TV reports David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D., the author of Anticancer: A New Way of Life, says we can do more to prevent cancer and more to control it once we have it. According to Servan-Schreiber, when our lifestyle (85 percent contribution), or our genetic makeup (15 percent) either support cancer growth or […]

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Going on a “Carbon Fast” can Help Conserve Energy and the Environment

Published: 26 February 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Recycling, Sustainability

The “Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin” reports going on a “carbon fast” is one way to conserve energy and help the environment. A few ways to decrease your carbon footprint include: wash only full loads of laundry; turn off the TV and read a book; recycle; do not drive one day a week; avoid drinking […]

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New Study Likely to Put Pressure on Health Canada to Control BPA Exposure

Published: 25 February 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Toronto Globe and Mail” reports bisphenol A (BPA), the controversial chemical used to make plastic, lingers far longer in the bodies of babies who ingest it than in adults because they lack a crucial liver enzyme needed to break it down, according to researchers at the University of Guelph. The finding prompted one […]

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University Study Finds BPA Lingers in the Bodies of Newborns and Infants

Published: 24 February 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“Guelph Mercury” (Canada) reports results of a University of Guelph study last week examining the effects of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) on babies and pregnant women are cause for concern. The study, conducted by a toxicologist and a graduate, found the chemical lingers in the bodies of newborns and infants, and compared with […]

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Researchers Warn Pregnant Women and Babies Should Not Use Products Containing BPA

Published: 23 February 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Canadian Press” reports researchers at the University of Guelph are warning people to get rid of anything containing bisphenol A (BPA) that will be used by babies or pregnant women. A study by a toxicologist and a graduate of the southern Ontario University found that BPA, found in many everyday products including baby […]

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Synthetic Estrogen in Birth Control Pills has Adverse Effects on Male Sperm

Published: 20 February 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “Environmental Health News,” researchers report very minute quantities of the hormone found in the birth control pill alter sperm development in rainbow trout by changing the number of chromosomes, which can lead to lower survival and long-term health problems in the offspring. Research led by Dr. Patricia Hunt at Washington State University […]

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Study Finds Endocrine Disruptors, like BPA, Could Reduce Male Sperm Counts

Published: 19 February 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Santa Cruz Sentinel” reports human sperm counts have been steadily dropping since 1930; however several studies in the mid-1990s revealed sperm counts of American males in New York, L.A. and Minnesota to be increasing, while those of their European counterparts were moving in the opposite direction. In one of the most recent of such […]

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Chicago Proposes to Ban BPA in Children’s Products

Published: 18 February 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Chicago Tribune” reports the Finance Committee of the Chicago City Council recently held a hearing on a proposal to ban children’s products made with bisphenol A (BPA), a plastic chemical additive found in products such as baby bottles and the linings of canned food and infant formula. According to a growing body of […]

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Scientists Find Breast Cancer Risk from Levels of BPA Considered Safe by EPA

Published: 17 February 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “Environmental Health News,” for the first time, scientists have shown that low levels of bisphenol A (BPA), even below levels considered safe by the EPA, increase breast cancer risk in rats exposed through their mother’s breast milk. If this study could be extended to humans, it suggests that current safety standards—which are […]

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“You can’t raise your kid in a bubble. Especially one made of plastic.”

Published: 13 February 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “New York Times” asks with all of the seemingly incessant health scares we confront, such as worries about bisphenol A (BPA) or air pollution in schools, which are backed by many conflicting scientific studies, whom should parents believe when it comes to the health of their children? Paul Slovic, a psychology professor at […]

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