Archive for the 'Studies/State & Federal Regulations' Category

FDA To Rule On BPA Use In Food Packaging By March 31

Published: 8 December 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Chicago Tribune,” reports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will decide by March 31 whether to ban the chemical used in water bottles, soup cans and other food and drink packaging. The industrial chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, was declared a toxic substance in Canada, banned in the production of baby bottles in […]

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Harvard Study Finds Higher BPA Exposure From Canned Soup

Published: 23 November 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“NPR” reports a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that canned food is a source of BPA exposure. In the new study, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health compared people who were given canned vegetable soup for lunch each day with people who got vegetable soup made without […]

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New Study Finds Phthalates May Affect Child Development

Published: 1 November 2011
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “NBC Los Angeles,” a recent study from Columbia University found household and personal care products could have an impact on the developing brains of babies. Phthalates are banned in children’s toys but not in personal care products. Several groups are working to change chemical laws in California to change the way phthalates are […]

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New Study Says BPA May Make Girls Anxious and Hyperactive

Published: 24 October 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“USA Today” reports girls exposed to high levels of Bisphenol A (BPA) before birth may be more likely to be anxious, depressed and hyperactive at age 3, according to a study in Pediatrics. Boy’s behavior was apparently unaffected by BPA, the study says. According to study author Joe Braun, girls are about twice as likely […]

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Chemical Makers Petition FDA To Phase Out Rules That Allow Use of BPA In Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups

Published: 12 October 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “USA Today,” makers of the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) have asked federal regulators to phase out rules that allow its use in baby bottles and sippy cups, saying those products haven’t contained the plastic-hardening ingredient for two years. Consumer health groups hailed the move as a “win for moms and dads” but pressed […]

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New Report From The Breast Cancer Fund Documents Presence of BPA In Cans Marketed To Kids

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

According to a new report from the Breast Cancer Fund, product testing uncovered bisphenol A (BPA) in canned foods marketed directly to young children. The report, BPA in Kids’ Canned Food, the Breast Cancer Fund tested six different canned foods marketed to and consumed by kids. Every food sample tested positive for BPA, with Campbell’s […]

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New Study Explores Possible Links between Prenatal Exposure To Phthalates and Decreased Mental and Motor Development

Published: 8 September 2011
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “Lab Spaces,” a newly published study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health heightens concerns over the potential health effects on children of a group of chemicals known as phthalates. Phthalates are a class of chemicals that are widely used in consumer products ranging from plastic toys, to household building […]

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California Senate Moves Forward With BPA Ban on Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups

Published: 1 September 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “Los Angeles Times,” the California state Senate voted to ban the plastic chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) from baby bottles and sippy cups sold statewide. The Toxin-Free Infants and Toddles Act (AB 1319) heads back to the state Assembly for a vote on Senate amendments later this year. Martha Dina Argüello, executive director […]

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FDA Now Regulating Foods Labeled ‘Gluten-Free’

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

According to “The Boston Globe,” foods that have ‘gluten-free’ on their label may actually contain significant amounts of gluten - enough to cause gastrointestinal symptoms in those with celiac disease that have an intolerance to the wheat protein. That’s because the US Food and Drug Administration never established a standard for the label, leaving it […]

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Mexican Study Indicates Possible Link Between Phthalate Exposure And Diabetes In Women

Published: 9 August 2011
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “Chemical Watch,” an exploratory study by researchers in Mexico has provided some human evidence to corroborate animal studies linking phthalate exposure with diabetes. The research examined 221 women and showed that higher exposure to phthalates was correlated with a higher incidence of self-reported incidence of the disease.

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