Archive for June, 2007

Maine study pushes for policies to protect public from potential toxins

Published: 18 June 2007
Category: Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

The Bangor Daily News reports that environmentalists and health groups are pushing for new policies to protect the public from potential toxins found in everyday consumer products after a study revealed the presence of dozens of industrial chemicals in 13 Maine residents. On average, the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine detected 36 […]

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Maine study raises awareness of chemicals in everyday products

Published: 18 June 2007
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

According to the Sun Journal, the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine recently funded a study, which tested 13 Mainer volunteers for 71 chemicals in an effort to elevate the discussion about chemicals in everyday products. The study tested for well-known chemical threats, such as mercury, arsenic and lead, as well as currently […]

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Study links phthalates to hormone dysfunction in men

Published: 18 June 2007
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

Environmental Health News reports that men with higher levels of a phthalate breakdown product called MEHP in their urine had lower levels of two major thyroid hormones in their blood, according to a recent study. Environmental Health News reports that the results of this study are important “since most people are exposed to phthalates […]

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Study of Mainers finds all participants harbor “toxic” chemicals

Published: 13 June 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

According to the Portland Press Herald, a study of 13 Mainers found that all participants harbor an array of possibly toxic chemicals that may have the capacity to cause serious health problems such as cancer and reproductive damage. One subject, Elise Roux, a cancer survivor and recent high school graduate, reportedly had 10 times […]

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Study links Bisphenol A exposure to hormone dysfunction

Published: 13 June 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

Environmental Health News reports that very low doses of bisphenol A (BPA), an alleged synthetic estrogen, have been shown to increase the expression of genes in fetal mouse prostate cells that are responsible for directing production of hormone receptors. Findings from the study reportedly suggest that exposure before birth to such chemicals is likely […]

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Birthrate of Boys Declining – Possibly because of gender-bending pollutants

Published: 12 June 2007
Category: Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

The Washington Post reports that exposure to gender-bending pollutants, “including certain plastics and metals” that have been shown in laboratory experiments to have adverse effects on reproduction, may be contributing to the declining birthrate of boys worldwide. Link to Full Article

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Phthalates and Obesity

Published: 12 June 2007
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

Environmental Health Perspectives Online reports that exposure to phthalates, reportedly used in the manufacturing of some plastics products, may be linked to obesity and diabetes in men. Link to Full Article

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EU Regulates Reportedly Harmful Plastics Chemicals: Will the U.S. Follow Suit?

Published: 11 June 2007
Category: Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, new regulations on a group of chemicals present in everyday household products, which may be behind increasing rates of cancer, infertility and diabetes, recently went into effect in the European Union (EU). Some of such alleged endocrine disrupters, including bisphenol A, are reportedly “found in plastic chemicals” and […]

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“$76 Million Waste”

Published: 6 June 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

DallasNews.com reports that “the Bush administration is developing a chemical testing program that favors the chemical industry when it comes to judging whether certain substances in the environment might cause cancer, infertility, or harm to babies in the womb.” According to the article, this study may prove to be a “$76 billion waste” due […]

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Organic VIM

Published: 5 June 2007
Category: Organic Products in Glass

npg-0607-13.jpg VIM combines fresh organic fruit with whole grain nutrition to create the first ever sparkling whole grain fruit juice beverage. Made with agave and whole brown rice, VIM contains no refined sugars, fructose syrup, preservatives or artificial colors or flavors. VIM is USDA certified organic and is available in five delicious flavors—Strawberry, Cherry, Pineapple, Pomegranate and Raspberry—in 12 oz. glass bottles.

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