Archive for May, 2009

Consumers Can and Should Reduce BPA Exposure

Published: 29 May 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Recycling

“The Oakland Tribune” reports while some plastic food and beverage containers get recycled, “mountains of trash” are amassing in our landfills and off our beaches. It is reportedly estimated that there is more plastic floating in the ocean than plankton, and more disappointing, most of this plastic is created for food and beverage companies […]

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Connecticut Bans Sale of Plastic Baby Bottles Containing BPA

Published: 28 May 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “Associated Press,” Connecticut legislators gave final approval to ban the sale of plastic baby bottles, food containers and cups containing bisphenol A (BPA), which is commonly used to harden plastics. The ban will take effect on October 1, 2011.

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Study Finds BPA Levels in Body Increase After Short-Term, Regular-Use Exposure

Published: 27 May 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Vancouver Sun” reports a new Canadian book, “Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects our Health,” contains results of a bisphenol A (BPA) test showing an “immediate and dramatic increase” in the “harmful toxin” after short-term, regular-use exposure.

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Study Finds Drinking Cold Beverages out of Some Plastic Bottles Increases BPA Concentration in People’s Urine

Published: 26 May 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,” research shows drinking cold beverages out of polycarbonate bottles significantly increases the concentration of bisphenol A (BPA) found in a the body. Researchers from Harvard University and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found a 70% increase in the amount of BPA detected in the urine […]

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Proof: Federal Regulators Relied on Chemical Industry Lobbyists to Assess BPA Risks

Published: 22 May 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel” reports e-mails obtained by the newspaper show federal regulators heavily relied on chemical industry lobbyists to examine bisphenol A’s (BPA) risks, track legislation to ban it and even monitor press coverage. For example, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s deputy director reportedly sought information from the BPA industry’s chief lobbyist […]

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Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals “Feminizing” Boys in Womb

Published: 21 May 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “BBC” reports certain hormone-disrupting chemicals, found in some food, cosmetic and cleaning products, are “feminizing” boys in the womb, according to Professor Richard Sharpe of the Medical Research Council. Researchers are warning that while exposure to a single chemical may cause no harm, the cumulative effect could be profound. Certain hormone-disrupting chemicals […]

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Proposed Bill to Ban BPA in Connecticut Proves Controversial

Published: 20 May 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Hartford Courant” reports the battle over the potential dangers posed by bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in plastic containers that some studies show might be harmful to infants, is heating up at the Connecticut state Capitol. A bill that would ban products containing BPA passed the House of Representatives last month 128-14; […]

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Chicago Becomes First US City to Ban BPA Bottles

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

According to the “New York Times,” the Chicago, Illinois, city council recently voted unanimously to adopt a measure making Chicago the nation’s first city to ban the sale of baby bottles and sippy cups manufactured with bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical that some studies have linked to accelerated puberty, cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. […]

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California State Senator Makes Compelling Case Against BPA

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

Fran Pavley, State Senator in California’s 23rd District, recently made a compelling case against the plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in the “Sacramento Capitol Weekly.” This year, she is carrying SB 797, which would ban detectable levels of the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in food and beverage containers, including formula cans, baby bottles, […]

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Connecticut may Enact BPA Restrictions

Published: 15 May 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “New York Times,” a bill that would phase out the use of bisphenol A (BPA) from children’s products and certain reusable containers was passed by the House of Representatives by a vote of 128 to 14 last month, and the Senate may vote on the measure this week. Under the Connecticut […]

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