Archive for August, 2006

Can you get cancer from nail polish? The answer might be “yes.”

Published: 18 August 2006
Category: Cancer link & plastic packaging, Phthalates

According to NewsTarget.com, Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), a chemical used to keep nail polish from chipping, is linked to long-term fertility issues in newborn boys and cancer in animal lab studies. The article says, “Environmental groups are calling for a ban on DBP in the United States, and some big name companies such as Estee Lauder have […]

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One third of food packaging may cause allergic reactions

Published: 7 August 2006
Category: Allergic Triggers, Packaging CONCERNS

According to NewsTarget.com, people could face potentially fatal allergic reactions triggered by food packaging that contains latex. A study by Britain’s Food Standards Agency has found that one-third of packaging is contaminated with latex, which allegedly can be transferred to food, especially in ice cream and chocolate packaging, which uses “cold sealing” methods. Link to […]

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Zota Organic Green Tea Soda

Published: 6 August 2006
Category: Organic Products in Glass

product image Zota Organic Green Tea Sodas are packaged in retro-style glass bottles in order to evoke a “good for you” and “relaxed” feel. Zota is made with organic green tea and the finest all natural flavors from around the world. This green tea soda is “good for you, good for the earth and great to drink.” Zota comes in a variety of green tea soda flavors—Cola, Ginger, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Raspberry, Root Beer and Wekiwa—in 12 oz. glass bottles.

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Sol Mate Organic Yerba Mate Soda

Published: 6 August 2006
Category: Organic Products in Glass

product image Sol Mate Organic Yerba Mate Soda is naturally high in antioxidants - comparable to a cup of green tea or a 1/2 a cup of wild blueberries. It’s USDA-Certified Organic and has a sparkling, refreshing taste that finishes clean. It is packaged in 10 oz. glass bottles that feature applied ceramic labeling. Sol Mate comes in two delicious flavors: Original and Lemon Lime.

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Everything’ hunky-dory?

Published: 3 August 2006
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

Some research suggests that high levels of exposure to certain phthalates (pronounced THAY-laits) might cause cancer or reproductive system abnormalities in laboratory rats and mice. One small study published in May (2005) suggested that infant boys exposed to higher phthalate levels in the womb were more likely to exhibit what may be anomalies in the […]

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The Role of Bisphenol A and Breast Tumor Cells

Published: 1 August 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging

Chemistry and Biology, Vol 13, 891-897 In the Journal of Cemistry and Biology, Volume 13, the article entitled, “A Role for Sulfation-Desulfation in the Uptake of Bisphenol A into Breast Tumor Cells,” speaks of Bisphenol A (BPA), a widely used plasticizer whose estrogenic properties may impact hormone-responsive disorders and fetal development, and the effects that it […]

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