Archive for November, 2007

Plastics Chemicals May Be Causing “Unintentional Pollution in People”

Published: 15 November 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/Federal Regulations

The Statesman Journal reports we need federal government issued plastics awareness to alert us to the “everyday plastics and chemicals that may be contributing to our ill health.” According to the article, exposure to chemicals—such as bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates—found in items such as water bottles, baby bottles, shampoo, and nonstick pans, is […]

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Oregon Study Finds Plastics Chemical BPA in Nearly All Participants

Published: 15 November 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

The Associated Press reports the Oregon Environmental Council this spring tested the blood and urine of 10 Oregonians for almost 30 toxic chemicals, with results indicating that each person had at least nine of the chemicals in their bodies. Chemicals tested for included bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates, which are allegedly endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Link to […]

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Many Potentially Toxic Chemicals Found in Consumer Product Goods Reportedly Not Tested For Safety

Published: 14 November 2007
Category: Packaging CONCERNS

The Chicago Tribune reports more than 100,000 industrial chemicals are in use today; however, most of them have reportedly not been tested for safety, including 202 widely used industrial chemicals that could damage the brain, according to a study in the British medical journal The Lancet. Link to Full Article

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Bill Introduced to Eliminate Industry Reliance on Potentially Health Threatening Plastic Toxic Chemicals

Published: 14 November 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/Federal Regulations

According to the Telegram, the Senate may take up a bill aimed at eliminating industry reliance on some of the most commonly used and most health-threatening toxic chemicals, such as phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA), before the end of its formal sessions for the year. The legislation would reportedly require that safer alternatives be […]

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CDC Finds BPA in Nearly All of 2,500 Participants in Study

Published: 14 November 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

According to JS Online, the CDC has confirmed that nearly 93 percent of more than 2,500 people who participated in a recent study, have the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in their bodies. BPA is reportedly found in items such as baby bottles and dental sealants. According to the article, in more than 250 […]

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“Is It In Us” Coalition Advocates for Government Regulations on Certain Plastics Chemicals

Published: 13 November 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/Federal Regulations

The Times Union reports the coalition of environmental groups that sponsored the “Is It In Us?” study in an effort to demonstrate that Americans are absorbing hazardous chemicals from common household products. The coalition is reportedly advocating for government regulations to force manufacturers to stop using certain chemicals, including phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA) and PBDEs, […]

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Scientists Worry BPA Could Cause Cancer

Published: 13 November 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

According to Baltimore-based WBAL TV 11, some scientists are concerned that the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) could make you very sick and possibly cause cancer. BPA is a chemical used to make a hard, sturdy plastic, called polycarbonate plastic, and is allegedly found in all sorts of consumer goods, including some non-disposable water bottles, […]

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Massachusetts State Rep. Supports Plastics Chemicals Regulatory Bill After Participating in “Is It In Us” Study

Published: 13 November 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/Federal Regulations

The Republican reports Massachusetts State Rep. Ellen Story is supporting a bill that would limit the use of certain chemicals found in plastics products in Massachusetts, after participating in the 35-person study that revealed all participants, including she, had traces of phthalates, bisphenol a (BPA), and PBDEs in her body. The chemicals are found […]

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CDC Study Finds Nearly Everyone in the Country Carries BPA in Their Bodies

Published: 12 November 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

Science News reports a Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey of more than 2500 U.S. residents revealed that nearly everyone in the country carries bisphenol A (BPA) in their bodies and that children carry the highest burden. BPA is allegedly an endocrine-disrupting chemical used in plastics food and beverage containers, and has […]

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Human Exposure to BPA Reportedly At Levels Above Current Safety Threshold

Published: 12 November 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

Environmental Health News reports a new analysis by the CDC indicates that many Americans are exposed to bisphenol A (BPA)—a chemical found in some plastics food and beverage products—at levels above the current safety threshold set by the EPA based upon decades-old data. According to the study, these levels are significantly higher than those […]

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