Archive for February, 2010

Bill to Ban BPA in Oregon Fails to Pass

Published: 26 February 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“The Associated Press” reports a bill to ban a chemical used in rigid plastic baby bottles and “sippy cups” failed last week on a tie vote in the Oregon Senate. Advocates of the bill wanted to ban products used by children younger than 3 years old that contain bisphenol A (BPA), claiming the federal government […]

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With Advent of Plastics, Ocean has Turned into “Crap-Strewn” Desert

Published: 25 February 2010
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Sustainability

“CNN” reports with the advent of plastics, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, located at a natural collecting point at the center of a set of revolving currents called the North Pacific Gyre, has transformed from a fertile feeding ground to the oceanic equivalent of a “crap-strewn” desert. Researchers estimate up to 80 percent of the […]

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New Study Finds Human Placenta Cells Die After BPA Exposure

Published: 24 February 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“Environmental Health News” reports a new study finds exposure to very low concentrations of the plastic monomer bisphenol A (BPA) causes cellular damage and death in cultured human placenta cells. The doses used for this study are similar to blood levels found in pregnant women. Effects were most pronounced at the lowest – rather […]

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Scientists Publish Letter Citing Flaws in Study Purporting BPA Safety

Published: 23 February 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

Twenty-four scientists have just published a letter in “Toxicological Sciences” describing a fatal flaw in work done in an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lab purporting to show that the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is safe. The study of interest was published in autumn 2009 (Ryan et al 2009). For example, the positive control dose is […]

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Manufacturers and Celebrities Opt for BPA-Free Baby Bottles

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

“USA Today” reports as more large manufacturers of baby bottles are opting for varieties free of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), consumers and celebrities, such as actor Matthew McConaughey, are following suit. A dozen states are considering restrictions this year on BPA, an estrogen-like chemical used to harden plastics in products such as bottles and […]

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Chemical Lobbyists Allegedly Aid in Delay BPA Legislation

Published: 18 February 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,” eight days after chemical industry lobbyists met with Obama administration officials, federal regulators delayed action on including bisphenol A (BPA) in a new effort to better regulate dangerous chemicals. The move is drawing suspicion, considering how the head of the Environmental Protection Agency had been talking tough in one […]

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Square One Organic Botanical Vodka

Published: 17 February 2010
Category: Organic Products in Glass

1001-02-11Square One Botanical is a bold organic rye spirit, infused with a striking blend of eight organic botanicals - pear, rose, chamomile, lemon verbena, lavender, rosemary, coriander and citrus peel. The vodka is not flavored, but rather infused with a broad range of botanicals and boasts a high proof, making this high quality spirit unique. Square One Botanical is packaged in a 750 mL square glass bottle.

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Environmentalists and Health Care Providers Urge Oregon to Ban BPA

Published: 16 February 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Associated Press” reports environmentalists and health care providers say Oregon should ban bisphenol A (BPA), a common industrial chemical from baby bottles, infant formula cans and infant “sippy cups.” The measure is on a brief list of environmental measures under consideration at the Oregon Legislature’s February special session, including a proposal to ban […]

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Oregon Legislature to Open Hearings on Bill to Ban BPA

Published: 12 February 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “The Eugene Register Guard” (Oregon), state lawmakers are considering the ban of containers for baby food, formula and other products containing bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical that is drawing increasing scrutiny as a potential health hazard. Oregon Legislature will open hearings on a bill to ban the sale or manufacture of liquid […]

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Maryland Lawmakers Consider BPA Ban

Published: 11 February 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “Baltimore Sun,” Maryland lawmakers are being asked to ban products containing two chemicals—including bisphenol A (BPA), a plastic additive used to line food cans and some water and baby bottles—that have triggered serious concerns about toxicity. Maryland’s House Health and Government Operations Committee aired HB33, which would ban the sale, manufacture […]

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