Archive for December, 2007

Nalgene Water Bottles Removed from Mountain Equipment Co-op Shelves

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

The New York Times reports Nalgene polycarbonate containers, a line of water bottles that had allegedly become a symbol of environmental responsibility, have been removed from the shelves of The Mountain Equipment Co-op, which is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The bottles allegedly contain bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical which has recently come under […]

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Canada’s Largest Outdoor-Goods Retailer Pulls Plastics Water Bottles off Store Shelves

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

Toronto’s Globe and Mail reports Mountain Equipment Co-op, the country’s largest specialty outdoor-goods retailer, has pulled most food and beverage containers made of polycarbonate plastic from its shelves, reportedly citing concern over possible health risks. According to the article, the plastic in question is made mostly from bisphenol A, which allegedly mimics estrogen and […]

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Chemical Reportedly Leaches from Liquid Baby Formula at Potentially Harmful Levels

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

The Toronto Star reports new research “from a U.S. environmental group reveals the potentially carcinogenic chemical bisphenol A is in the lining of most cans of liquid baby formula and often leaches into the liquid at what they say are dangerous levels for babies.” Link to Full Article

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Bisphenol A-Free and Phthalate-Free Products Become Increasingly Popular

Published: 11 December 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

Minnesota’s St. Cloud Times reports parents are buying more and more items labeled “bisphenol A-free” and “phthalate-free” in an effort to provide the “safest possible environment for their babies.” Bisphenol A is used to make plastics strong and shatter-resistant, and is found in water bottles, food containers, baby bottles, some dental fillings and the […]

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Consumer Health Advocacy Group Finds Hormone-Mimicking Chemicals in All Liquid Baby Formulas

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

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a recent study conducted by the Environmental Working Group, a consumer health advocacy group, found hormone-mimicking chemicals in all liquid baby formulas. All liquid baby formulas tested reportedly contained bisphenol A (BPA), a hormone-mimicking chemical that has been found to cause hyperactivity, sexual development abnormalities and pediatric brain […]

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Household Toxins May Be Making You Sick

Published: 6 December 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

Forbes reports harmful household toxins may be making you sick. Plastics chemicals such as “bisphenol A and phthalates—live nearly everywhere, including in our walls, plywood cabinets, videogame consoles, paint, air fresheners, water filter pitchers and couch cushions.” The article reports pollutant levels indoors, where 90 percent of our time is spent, may be […]

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“Be aware of what kind of chemicals you’re exposing your body to”

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

According to Fox News, more and more parents are “going green” by watching fish consumption, buying organic food, and using bisphenol A (BPA) free food and beverage containers. In reference to the plastic chemical BPA, University of Missouri biologist Frederick Vom Saal says, “It’s like its putting a time bomb into the organs of […]

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BPA is Reportedly in 93 Percent of Us

Published: 4 December 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, “The chemical bisphenol A [BPA] has been known to pose severe health risks to laboratory animals. AND THE CHEMICAL IS IN YOU.” According to the Sentinel, BPA is in baby bottles, soda cans, and 93 percent of us, and causes breast cancer, testicular cancer, diabetes and hyperactivity in lab […]

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Debate Over Potential Harmfulness of BPA Continues to Heat Up

Published: 3 December 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

According to the Arizona Daily Star, the debate concerning whether the plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is harmful to humans continues to draw heat, as scientists reportedly both support and reject claims of the chemical’s reproductive harm. There are currently no federal restrictions on the use of BPA, which some scientists reportedly say leaches […]

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