Archive for November, 2006

Europe and Asia ban chemcials that the United States does not

Published: 14 November 2006
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

Articles have surfaced linking chemicals found in plastic products, such as phthalates, and increased human rates of cancer, hormone dysfunction and infertility in males and females. According to this radio transcript, some European and Japanese officials are pushing for American companies to change and/or restrict certain chemicals. The European Parliament has initiated new legislation, called […]

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Are cosmetic products making you uglier on the inside?

Published: 13 November 2006
Category: Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Phthalates

According to this article found in the Seattle Post Intelligencer, “putting on your face could cause ugly health problems,” as chemicals in plastics may be linked to cancer and birth defects. The article claims that scientists “say that some of the chemicals found in commonly used health and beauty products can, in sufficient quantity, […]

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Chemical in plastics linked to lower testosterone levels in males

Published: 13 November 2006
Category: Hormonal Changes, Phthalates, Studies/Federal Regulations

Here is yet another article linking chemicals found in plastic products, such as phthalates, and infertility. According to the study, “Decreased Serum Free Testosterone in Workers Exposed to High Levels of Di-n-butyl Phthalate (DBP) and Di-2-ethylhexyl Phthalate (DEHP): A Cross-Sectional Study in China,” exposure to phthalates in males may lead to lower testosterone levels. […]

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Chooosing Glass for Sustainability and to Protect Foods

Published: 9 November 2006
Category: Uncategorized

Articles have lately surfaced claiming that plastic packaging materials may leach chemicals, such as phthalates and Bisphenol A, into the foods and beverages it contains. In comparison, the current article from Brand Packaging magazine dubbs glass as “a sustainable packaging solution for more than 200 generations,” and says that the material is “a safe […]

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Consumers Choose Glass for Sustainability and Organics

Published: 9 November 2006
Category: Sustainability

Food Engineering magazine reports on the increasing pressure for all packaging material companies to use sustainable packaging. While plastic companies are manufacturing polylactic acid (PLA) polymer packaging, which reportedly does not perform well with heat, industry insiders are applauding glass packaging in its sustainable efforts, and organic foods suppliers are reportedly taking notice. […]

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Link between health and beauty products, cancer, birth defects, infertility and more

Published: 7 November 2006
Category: Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Phthalates

People who buy organic foods tend to be aware of the contents of the food they consume, but most of the time, organic consumers are not as aware of the impact that the packaging of these foods can have on the food and beverage products they contain. Of late, articles have surfaced concerning the chemicals found […]

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Square One Organic Vodka

Published: 6 November 2006
Category: Organic Products in Glass

product image Square One vodka is the world’s first and only certified organic vodka made from 100% organic rye using organic fermentation and distillation techniques. Square One’s founder, Allison Evanow, is an ex-bartender at the Thunderbird Graduate Business School Pub in Glendale, Arizona, and understands what it takes to produce a vodka that appeals to both vodka connoisseurs and novices alike. Square One Organic has an unusually rich and smooth taste and is now available in sleek 750 mL glass bottles.

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Solebury Home Fresh Brewed Organic Lemon Grass Chai Tea

Published: 6 November 2006
Category: Organic Products in Glass

product image Solebury Home’s Fresh Brewed Organic Lemon Grass Chai Tea boasts an earthy citrus flavor that tastes sophisticated and fresh. Combining chai tea, known for its natural spiced flavor, with lemon grass, an herb native to India, Lemongrass Chai Tea has a refreshing, not-too-sweet taste that is sure to please the taste buds. Solebury Organic Lemon Grass Chai Tea is available in 16 oz. glass bottles featuring nostalgic black and white photography on cut and stack labels.

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Ancestry, Breast Cancer and plastics chemicals: Is there a link?

Published: 3 November 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Phthalates

Recently, the focus of food manufacturers and cosumers has moved to the impact that packaging materials may have on human biological and genetic processes. Suspected disruptive chemcials have allegedly been found in plastics packaging materials, and could leach into the organic foods and beverages we eat, altering the chemical composition of these seemingly “organic” […]

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Canada’s list of Toxic Environmental Chemcials includes phthalates and bisphenol a

Published: 3 November 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/Federal Regulations

In response to consumer concerns that plastics packaging may contain chemcials that leach out of the packaging into the products contained, the Canadian government is releasing a list of such chemicals that could be harmful to human health. Such leaching could alter the chemical composition of organic food and beverage products. According to this article, […]

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