Archive for July, 2011

EPA Considers BPA Toxicity Testing

Published: 27 July 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “Medical News Today,” the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering whether to carry out toxicity testing and environmental sampling for Bisphenol A (BPA). The agency announced that it will be requesting public comment on the matter. The assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the EPA, Steve […]

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Study Indicates BPA May Leach From Some Aluminum Water Bottles

Published: 22 July 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“The Daily Green” reports a new study shows that some metal bottles can leach BPA - in one case, even more than plastic bottles. The study was designed to test the “BPA-free” claims of the well-known manufacturers, and see whether different types of water bottles leached different amounts of the chemical.

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ELLE Magazine Lists Top Organic Beauty Products

Published: 19 July 2011
Category: Uncategorized

According to “ELLE,” green and gorgeous go hand-in-hand. Check out their fifth annual guide to the best eco buys, created by 20 hair, makeup and skin experts.

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Health Groups Demand Better Calorie Labeling

Published: 18 July 2011
Category: Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“Food Safety News” reports more than 80 members of the health community came together to demand that the Obama Administration improve the new set of rules requiring calorie labeling on menus and vending machines. The proposed regulations, put forth by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April, are a result of the health care […]

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Study Finds BPA And Phthalates Influence Thyroid Function

Published: 15 July 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Phthalates, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “Dr. Bicuspid,” a link between phthalates — industrial chemicals used to make plastics such as polyvinyl chloride — and thyroid hormone levels has been confirmed by University of Michigan researchers in the first large-scale and nationally representative study of phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) in relation to thyroid function in humans. The study […]

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5 Easy Ways To Reduce Airborne Toxins And Stay Healthy

Published: 14 July 2011
Category: Phthalates

According to the “Huffington Post,” airborne chemicals are known as VOCs, or volatile organic compounds. Over time your body may absorb common VOCs like formaldehyde, phthalates or PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) — the chemicals in flame retardants used in furniture, which have been found in human breast milk and dryer lint. See 5 easy ways […]

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How To Choose A Safe And Reusable Water Bottle

Published: 13 July 2011
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Sustainability

According to “Quality Health,” drinking plenty of water is among the best things you can do for your health. Switching from a disposable to reusable water bottle is among the best things you can do for the planet. Check out these tips before you go shopping for a reusable water bottle.

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Safe Cosmetics Act Of 2011 Could Sharpen Focus on Beauty Industry

Published: 11 July 2011
Category: Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “Treehugger,” there is a new bill in the House of Representatives called the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 that will give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) broader authority to regulate personal care products, including cosmetics, to ensure they are free of harmful ingredients before they hit the shelves. Check out the […]

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Delaware Becomes Ninth State to Ban BPA in Baby Bottles

Published: 7 July 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

Delaware has become the ninth state to enact a ban on baby bottles that contain bisphenol A.

The ban — which will go into effect July 1, 2012 — applies to all bottles and cups that can be filled with food or liquids and are intended for use by children under the age 4.

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FDA to Impose Tougher Labeling Standards for Sunscreen

Published: 5 July 2011
Category: Cancer, Phthalates, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced new regulations to help eliminate misleading claims about SPF, water resistance, and cancer and wrinkle prevention. Terms such as “sunblock,” “waterproof” and “sweatproof” will be banned under the tougher standards.

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