Archive for January, 2010

FDA’s BPA Announcement Sheds Little Light on Real Danger of Chemical

Published: 28 January 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “New York Times” reports the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent announcement about the concern over the safety of bisphenol A (BPA) sheds little light on how dangerous the chemical might be in the small amounts that leach out and are imbibed by infants and older people — or how rigorously it should be […]

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NPR’s Diane Rehm Show Talks BPA

Published: 27 January 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

On the January 20th edition of National Public Radio’s (NPR) Diane Rehm Show, Rehm invited the Executive Director of Environmental Defense Canada, Rick Smith; bestselling author and environmental entrepreneur, Bruce Lourie; and VP of regulatory and technical affairs for the American Chemistry Council (ACC), Mike Walls to discuss possible adverse health effects from the plastic […]

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Consumers Willing to Pay More for Green Products; Internet Best Source of Information on Green Products

Published: 26 January 2010
Category: Sustainability

According to “Marketing Daily,” a new study (by Burst Media) finds consumers are willing to pay more for a variety of products that are environmentally friendly and sustainable — better known as “green.” The survey revealed that 90% of respondents have incorporated some level of greenness into their daily lives — 8.8% are completely green, […]

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“Milwaukee Journal Sentinel” Calls FDA’s Announcement on BPA “Tepid”

Published: 25 January 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel” believes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcement that it is working to remove bisphenol A (BPA) from infant formula cans and baby bottles “seems tepid,” and BPA should be removed from all products intended for children as well as adults. The FDA said it would support industry actions to […]

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Early Show’s Kelly Wallace Participates in Non-Scientific BPA Study

Published: 22 January 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

On the CBS Early Show, reporter Kelly Wallace participated in a non-scientific “Early Show” experiment where she ate a sandwich made from canned tuna, which consumer groups have found to contain BPA, and then had her blood drawn. For the next two days, Wallace tried to live a BPA-free life, trying to avoid all […]

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BPA in Urine Linked to Greater Risk of Heart Disease

Published: 21 January 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“Reuters” reports British and U.S. researchers studied the effects of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) using data from a U.S. government national nutrition survey in 2006 and found that high levels of it in urine samples were associated with heart disease. According to the research, 60-year-old American males with the highest amounts of BPA in […]

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FDA Officials Say they are Powerless to Regulate BPA

Published: 20 January 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel” reports U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials say they are powerless to regulate BPA, although they have declared the chemical to be a safety concern for fetuses, babies and young children. But because BPA was classified years ago as an indirect food additive, BPA makers can reportedly avoid federal regulation. […]

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Baby Food Products Recalled because of Leaking and Swollen Plastic Pouch Packaging

Published: 19 January 2010
Category: Packaging CONCERNS

According to “Med Page Today,” the FDA is warning consumers about two brands of baby food, Nurture’s 3.5 oz HAPPYBABY Stage 1 and Stage 2 and 4.22 oz HAPPYTOT Stage 4 baby food products, which were recalled because of leaking and swollen plastic pouch packaging that may indicate bacterial contamination.

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In Shift Position, FDA Expresses Concerns about Health Risks from BPA

Published: 19 January 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “New York Times,” in a shift of position, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expressing concerns about possible health risks from bisphenol A (BPA), a widely used component of plastic bottles and food packaging that it declared safe in 2008. The agency noted that it had “some concern about […]

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Six Major U.S. Baby Bottle Makers Stop Using BPA

Published: 15 January 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Agence France-Presse” reports the six major baby bottle makers in the United States have agreed to stop using the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA), suspected of harming human development. Toxicologists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found last year that the chemical could interfere with the brain development of fetuses and newborns.

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