Archive for the 'Allergic Triggers' Category

HBO Kicks off 4th Season of “True Blood” with Eco-Friendly Makeup

Published: 28 June 2011
Category: Allergic Triggers, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

Developed by HBO show’s head of makeup, Brigette Myre-Ellis, in collaboration with eco-beauty label Tarte, the line includes a LipSurgence Natural Lip Tint and Natural Cheek Stain (both in blood red, natch), along with a box of 17 sultry eye colors. Tarte uses only natural mineral pigments and fruit extracts, so its cosmetics contain […]


Tips On Making Your Family Greener

Published: 15 February 2011
Category: Allergic Triggers, Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

According to Live Green Mom from “Greenopolis,” there are four basic steps to making better choices for yourself and your family that can be implemented gradually and firmly. She suggests avoiding high fructose corn syrup, highly processed and instant foods. She also suggests incorporating more organic foods and storing and serving foods in glass. Changing […]


The Link Between Environmental Problems And Human Health

Published: 3 February 2011
Category: Allergic Triggers, Cancer, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “Scientific American,” The realization that some of the foods we eat, the air we breathe and the products we use can negatively affect our quality of life is a big part of the reason so many people have “gone green” in recent years. The Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard […]


Chemicals Found In Beauty Products May Raise Health Concerns

Published: 13 December 2010
Category: Allergic Triggers, Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “Inquirer,” chemicals in bath and body products may have a wide range of adverse health effects. Dr. Paula Baillie-Hamilton, author of “Toxic Overload” and supporter of the campaign group Chemical Safe Skincare, believes that absorbing chemicals through our skin is more dangerous than swallowing them.

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Perfume Ingredients Are Anything But Fragrant

Published: 2 November 2010
Category: Allergic Triggers, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “,” the FDA says that cosmetic companies can use the general term “fragrance” without actually divulging what comprises that fragrance. The European Union’s Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-food Products reports that thousands of people are becoming sensitized as a result of exposure and is a major consumer health problem.

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New Study Finds BPA Linked to Asthma

Published: 9 February 2010
Category: Allergic Triggers, Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “Los Angeles Times” blog Greenspace, researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, are reporting the findings of experiments with mice that indicate exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy may increase the chances of asthma in the child. BPA, used in plastic bottles, linings of cans and other products, […]


Link between Phthalates and Increasing Allergic Reactions

Published: 20 October 2006
Category: Allergic Triggers, Phthalates

According to this article posted on, the prevalence of allergic reactions has been increasing rapidly in the developed world for several decades now, which leads some scientists to allegedly believe that environmental exposures may be leading to increased allergic responses. According to, some researchers believe that exposure to low, environmentally-relevant levels of […]


One third of food packaging may cause allergic reactions

Published: 7 August 2006
Category: Allergic Triggers, Packaging CONCERNS

According to, people could face potentially fatal allergic reactions triggered by food packaging that contains latex. A study by Britain’s Food Standards Agency has found that one-third of packaging is contaminated with latex, which allegedly can be transferred to food, especially in ice cream and chocolate packaging, which uses “cold sealing” methods.

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Allergic reactions to food wrappings

Published: 8 July 2006
Category: Allergic Triggers, Packaging CONCERNS

According to the Telegraph, a Britain based news publication, some food wrappings contain hidden rubber proteins, predominantly latex, that can trigger allergic reactions. The article reports that one in six percent of the population is affected by latex allergies, however, food manufacturing companies are not required to include latex disclaimers or warnings on packaging […]