Archive for November, 2010

Sipp Organic Sparkling Beverage

Published: 30 November 2010
Category: Organic Products in Glass

Sipp is an organic sparkling beverage with no artificial flavors or preservatives. It is sweetened with agave nectar and can be enjoyed on its own or mixed with an organic spirit. Sipp is currently available in one flavor: Ginger Blossom. It is packaged in a 12 oz. glass bottle.

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Europe Bans Baby Bottles With BPA

Published: 29 November 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

According to “The Montreal Gazette,” Europe banned baby bottles containing the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) as of early next year over fears it may harm the health of children throughout the EU. The ban will see the “manufacture of polycarbonate infant feeding bottles with BPA” outlawed from March 1, 2011, and from June 1, 2011, […]

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Emerging Science Prompts EPA to Re-examine Chemical Regulations

Published: 24 November 2010
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “The New York Times,” U.S. EPA regulators convened with scientists to discuss how to design regulations for chemicals based on emerging science that connects exposures during pregnancy with disease much later in life. New research, in a field called epigenetics, now suggests that these changes, made during the earliest part of gestation, could […]

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U.S. States Passing More Laws to Curb Chemicals

Published: 23 November 2010
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“Bloomberg” reports U.S. states have accelerated the pace at which they adopt laws to restrict the use of chemicals. States enacted 31 laws regulating chemicals so far in the two-year legislative cycle through 2010, according to a report published by Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, a Washington-based coalition of 250 environmental and health advocacy groups. That […]

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How Healthy is Your Food Packaging?

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

In this video, Environmental Risk Assessment Specialist, Dr. Jane Muncke explains some basic scientific concepts and explores health-related issues linked to food packaging.

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Chemical Hazards Found in Walls and Floors

Published: 19 November 2010
Category: Phthalates, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “Courier-Journal,” The Ecology Center of Ann Arbor has tested over 3,000 samples of new wallpaper and flooring and found high amounts of lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic and phthalates that it says are hazardous to humans, especially children. The center said its findings show that restrictions should be on dangerous substances in a […]

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New Study Explores Relationship of Canned Goods and Ingested BPA

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

The “Endocrine Web” reports a new study shows there are traces of bisphenol A (BPA) in a wide variety of canned foods from supermarket shelves, as well as in products that are packaged in plastic and in one sample from the deli counter. The amounts of BPA found in food samples were far lower than […]

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Sustainable and Organic Foods Hit The Streets of NYC

Published: 17 November 2010
Category: Sustainability, Uncategorized

According to “The Huffington Post,” Alberto Gonzalez, founder and CEO of GustOrganics, the world’s first certified-organic restaurant using 100% organic ingredients, is implementing an extension of his restaurants called Organic Carts NYC. Organic Carts NYC is a combination of certified-organic food, eco-friendly packaging, and renewable resources, with the goal of being available only a few […]

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New Report Indicates Bisphenol A May Cause Infertility and Embryo Death In Worms

Published: 16 November 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “Los Angeles Times,” a study released by the by Harvard Medical School found bisphenol A (BPA) interferes with reproduction in the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans. The researchers exposed the worms to varying levels of BPA. At the highest dose delivered — which produced a level of BPA in the worms consistent with […]

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Plastic Medical Aids Found to Be Unsafe

Published: 15 November 2010
Category: Phthalates, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“The China Post” reports a majority of auxiliary medical devices tested in a survey were discovered to contain environmental hormones well over the national health standard, according to research findings by the Department of Chemistry at Tsinghua University. The university research staff tested nine auxiliary medical devices and discovered that the level of phthalates, more […]

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