Archive for June, 2009

Rethinking the Evidence on BPA

Published: 30 June 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“NEWSWEEK” reports almost anyone with an agenda can find research to support it, which is why when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues its report on bisphenol A (BPA), the chemical building block of plastics used for some baby bottles, water bottles and the lining of food cans, you can be sure that the […]

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Numi Organic Tea

Published: 29 June 2009
Category: Organic Products in Glass

Numi Organic Tea is known for its premium quality Organic and Fair Trade Certified teas and herbs. Numi is committed to sourcing directly from farmers to deliver the best taste and highest quality products. Their line of teas includes: Moroccan Mint, Earl Grey Puerh Black Tea, Honey Lemon Rooibos Teasan, Magnolia Jasmine Puerh Green Tea, Mango Passion Puerh Black Tea and Peach Nectar Puerh Green Tea. All Numi Organic Teas are available in 12 oz. glass bottles.

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Crown Packaging Spokesperson Denies Efforts to Mislead Public about BPA

Published: 25 June 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

Acording to the “New Britain Herald” (Conn.), a spokesperson for Crown Packaging Corporation is denying efforts on the part of packaging, beverage and food manufacturers to use fear tactics, political manipulation and misleading marketing to fight regulation of bisphenol A (BPA). However, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal believes the industry plans to mislead the […]

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Will California Ban BPA?

Published: 24 June 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “Los Angeles Times,” the California state Senate will examine whether bisphenol A (BPA), a controversial chemical reportedly linked to hormone disruption and cancer, should be added to California’s Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity at a July 15th state EPA hearing in Oakland. The state […]

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PET Wine Study Finds Bottles Protect Wine Less Effectively than Glass

Published: 23 June 2009
Category: PET (polyethylene terephthalate), Packaging CONCERNS

According to “Hospitality Magazine,” according to a study conducted by plastic bottle manufacturer Portavin, 12 months after bottling, the wine in the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles were showing more age and development because they were less full and fresh in taste, and more bitter and colored, compared to the same wine in the glass bottles. […]

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Chemical Industry Possibly Violated Connecticut Law in Attempt to Kill BPA Legislation

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

The “Bridgeport Connecticut Post” reports Attorney General Richard Blumenthal believes the chemical industry used “confusion and concealment” and possibly violated Connecticut law in its unsuccessful attempt to kill legislation banning the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and infant food jars.

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Connecticut Attorney General Demands Industry Plans to Promote BPA

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

The “Associated Press” reports Connecticut’s attorney general, Richard Blumenthal, recently demanded industry plans to promote bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical common in the making of baby bottles and other food containers but is banned in Connecticut and Minnesota. Blumenthal is reportedly troubled by a May 28 meeting in Washington of companies that form the […]

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Two Studies Link BPA to Potentially Deadly Side Effects

Published: 19 June 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Boston Herald” reports two more studies linking the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), to harmful and potentially deadly side effects have emerged, adding to already elevated consumer concerns about the use of hard plastic baby bottles, food containers and the durable water bottles popular among students, hikers and sports enthusiasts. Scientists at the University of […]

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Study of Monkeys Finds Exposure to BPA May Be Higher than Safe Daily Dose

Published: 18 June 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “United Press International,” a study of monkeys found exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) may be much higher than the recommended safe daily dose. According to the co-author of the study, Frederick vom Saal of the University of Missouri-Columbia, “BPA is now known to be a potent estrogen. Human and animal studies […]

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BPA May Raise the Risk of Heart Disease in Women

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

The “UK Daily Mail” reports bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in babies’ bottles, may raise the risk of heart disease in women and cause potentially dangerous alterations to cardiac rhythm. Dr Belcher, of the University of Cincinnati in the US, looked at the effect of BPA on live cells taken from rat and […]

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