Archive for April, 2007

Can Plastics Products cause a dip in Testosterone Levels in Men?

Published: 16 April 2007
Category: Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/Federal Regulations

Environmental Science and Technology Online reports that recent research has found the chemical used to soften plastics, phthalates, may contribute to obesity in men. The chemical allegedly causes a dip in testosterone levels, which is connected to insulin resistance and diabetes. Link to Full Article

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Worries about Plastic Chemicals Encourage many consumers to go back to glass baby bottles

Published: 12 April 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that glass baby bottles are making such a strong comeback that “parents can’t get their hands on them,” allegedly due in part to reports that the most common type of plastic in baby bottles may leach the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA). The article titled “Toxic Baby Bottles,” released […]

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Plastic Baby Bottle Producers Are Being Sued for Allegedly “Exposing infants to a highly toxic substance” called bisphenol A (BPA)

Published: 12 April 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

According to the March 26, 2007 edition of Food Chemical News, two law firms filed a complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court on March 12 against five leading manufacturers of baby bottles, all of which allegedly did not warn consumers about the presence of bisphenol a (BPA) in their plastic baby bottle products, which […]

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Are Plastic Grocery Bags “Blowing Bird Killers”?

Published: 11 April 2007
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Recycling

According to the daily news, plastic grocery bags “fill landfills, clog storm drains, litter roadways, stuff kitchen drawers and kill marine life,” and on top of all of that, have also become the target of California state and local governments concerned about “dismal recycling efforts.” According to the report, Los Angeles County supervisors are […]

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Canadian Controversy Erupts over potential dangers of Bisphenol A

Published: 11 April 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

The Globe and Mail reports that a new controversy has erupted over the safety of widespread public exposure to bisphenol A (BPA)—reportedly “ingested by practically everyone in Canada who eats canned foods or drinks from a can or hard plastic water bottles”— an alleged synthetic female sex hormone. According to the article, researchers say […]

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Some Steps you can take to live a greener life

Published: 10 April 2007
Category: Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

Going green: When it comes to chemicals, toxins and what’s dangerous or not, the debates are often without end. According to health.com, however, there are currently 12 easy steps people can take to live a greener way of life. Health.com reports that a few of the recommendations include: taking off your shoes when […]

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New Research Finds that BPA may Interfere with Standard medical treatments for prostate cancer

Published: 10 April 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Packaging CONCERNS

According to Environmental Health News, all Americans are allegedly exposed to a common plastic molecule, which may interfere with the standard medical treatment for prostate cancer, according to recent experiments with human prostate tumors implanted into mice, all of which were allegedly exposed to the chemical bisphenol a (BPA) within the range of common human […]

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San Francisco “reworks” toxic toy law

Published: 9 April 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/Federal Regulations

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has reworked a “toxic toy” ordinance, which now requires the testing of up to 100 child products a year to see if they contain “illegal levels of phthalates, a potentially toxic plastic softener.” In two years, people who sell or make items that contain the illegal amount of phthalates […]

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NY Proposed State Bill Would Prohibit Child Care Products Containing BPA

Published: 6 April 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/Federal Regulations

A proposed New York state bill would prohibit the manufacture, distribution and sale of certain toys and child care products containing bisphenol A or phthalates and would impose a civil fine of not less than $10,000 a day for violation of such provisions. Legislature reports that Bisphenol A is used in many products intended for […]

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Fish in Seattle are being “Feminized” because of Hormone-Mimicking Chemicals Allegedly found in Birth Control Pills and Plastic Bottles

Published: 5 April 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

The Seattle Times reports that fish in Seattle’s Elliott Bay, may be victims of human hormones and hormone-mimicking chemicals that have allegedly “feminized” fish. The chemicals, which reportedly “come from sources as varied as birth-control pills and plastic bottles, detergent and makeup,” are relatively widespread in the water. Scientists “worry that even in […]

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