Archive for the 'Bisphenol A (BPA)' Category

FDA To Rule On BPA Use In Food Packaging By March 31

Published: 8 December 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Chicago Tribune,” reports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will decide by March 31 whether to ban the chemical used in water bottles, soup cans and other food and drink packaging. The industrial chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, was declared a toxic substance in Canada, banned in the production of baby bottles in […]

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EFSA Assembles BPA Assessment Team

Published: 1 December 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

According to “Food Production Daily,” the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has repeated its view that bisphenol A (BPA) poses no human health risk through dietary exposure and dismissed concerns raised by scientists in France. However, the group announced it was assembling a team of experts to assess new scientific studies and data on the […]

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Harvard Study Finds Higher BPA Exposure From Canned Soup

Published: 23 November 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“NPR” reports a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that canned food is a source of BPA exposure. In the new study, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health compared people who were given canned vegetable soup for lunch each day with people who got vegetable soup made without […]

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Breast Cancer Fund Recommends Seeking Alternatives To Canned Foods

Published: 17 November 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

Based on the results of their BPA in Thanksgiving Canned Food report, the Breast Cancer Fund recommends that Thanksgiving cooks seek alternatives to canned foods. They provide can-free recipes for classic Thanksgiving dishes like: Pumpkin Pie, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry Sauce and Turkey Gravy.

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New Study Says BPA May Make Girls Anxious and Hyperactive

Published: 24 October 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“USA Today” reports girls exposed to high levels of Bisphenol A (BPA) before birth may be more likely to be anxious, depressed and hyperactive at age 3, according to a study in Pediatrics. Boy’s behavior was apparently unaffected by BPA, the study says. According to study author Joe Braun, girls are about twice as likely […]

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Chemical Makers Petition FDA To Phase Out Rules That Allow Use of BPA In Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups

Published: 12 October 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “USA Today,” makers of the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) have asked federal regulators to phase out rules that allow its use in baby bottles and sippy cups, saying those products haven’t contained the plastic-hardening ingredient for two years. Consumer health groups hailed the move as a “win for moms and dads” but pressed […]

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New Report From The Breast Cancer Fund Documents Presence of BPA In Cans Marketed To Kids

Published: 22 September 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to a new report from the Breast Cancer Fund, product testing uncovered bisphenol A (BPA) in canned foods marketed directly to young children. The report, BPA in Kids’ Canned Food, the Breast Cancer Fund tested six different canned foods marketed to and consumed by kids. Every food sample tested positive for BPA, with Campbell’s […]

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California Senate Moves Forward With BPA Ban on Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups

Published: 1 September 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “Los Angeles Times,” the California state Senate voted to ban the plastic chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) from baby bottles and sippy cups sold statewide. The Toxin-Free Infants and Toddles Act (AB 1319) heads back to the state Assembly for a vote on Senate amendments later this year. Martha Dina Argüello, executive director […]

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EPA Considers BPA Toxicity Testing

Published: 27 July 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “Medical News Today,” the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering whether to carry out toxicity testing and environmental sampling for Bisphenol A (BPA). The agency announced that it will be requesting public comment on the matter. The assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the EPA, Steve […]

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Study Indicates BPA May Leach From Some Aluminum Water Bottles

Published: 22 July 2011
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“The Daily Green” reports a new study shows that some metal bottles can leach BPA - in one case, even more than plastic bottles. The study was designed to test the “BPA-free” claims of the well-known manufacturers, and see whether different types of water bottles leached different amounts of the chemical.

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