Archive for the 'Cancer' Category

FDA to Impose Tougher Labeling Standards for Sunscreen

Published: 5 July 2011
Category: Cancer, Phthalates, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced new regulations to help eliminate misleading claims about SPF, water resistance, and cancer and wrinkle prevention. Terms such as “sunblock,” “waterproof” and “sweatproof” will be banned under the tougher standards.

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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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Researchers Examine Safety of Organic and Conventional Produce

Published: 10 November 2010
Category: Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Sydney Morning Herald” reports there is a group of researchers examining whether organic produce is safer by determining how much pesticide residue is in the bodies of people on organic and conventional diets. When it comes to the effect pesticides have on the body, ”that’s where you can find one paper that would support […]


Scientists Warn The Chemical Found In Every Day Containers May Cause Prostate Cancer

Published: 18 October 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“UK News” reports new findings from scientists link bisphenol A (BPA) to prostate cancer. Levels of the chemical typically found in humans may not only damage the prostate, but also make it inflamed, creating ideal conditions for the disease to develop. Gwynne Lyons, director of the Chemicals, Health and Environment Monitoring Trust, said, “This is […]


Plastic Chemical May Promote Breast Cancer

Published: 15 October 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “,” the latest study on breast cancer from the University of Cincinnati found that bisphenol A (BPA) might boost breast cancer risk. The current study was meant to examine the estrogenic effect of BPA, which mimics estrogen in chemistry, on in-vitro breast cancer cells as female reproductive hormone estrogen has been found to […]


Maine Considers BPA Ban

Published: 14 October 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

Maine’s Board of Environmental Protection will meet to discuss banning bisphenol A (BPA) from baby products. The Board will decide whether to designate BPA a “priority chemical” under Maine’s Kid-Safe Products Act. Studies have linked the chemical to cancer, learning disabilities and obesity.

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Dr. Oz Blogs About Why BPA Remains On Top Of The High Profile Chemicals Chart

Published: 6 October 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

In “The Oz Blog,” Dr. Oz discusses the high profile chemical, Bisphenol A (BPA) as the ultimate example of inadequate safety testing. The environmental estrogen has been tied to concerns about breast cancer, early puberty, male infertility and even obesity. With dueling studies about the safety of the chemical, it may be years before BPA […]


Maine Environmental Department Recommends Banning BPA in Food and Beverage Containers

Published: 25 June 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

“Maine Public Broadcasting Network” reports the Maine Department of Environmental Protection has recommended that bisphenol A (BPA), a controversial chemical building block in some plastic materials, be banned from all reusable food or beverage containers sold in the state. The recommendation to list BPA as a priority chemical was originally put forth as part of […]


Report from Obama’s Cancer Panel Raises New Alarms about Cancer and Chemicals

Published: 10 May 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “New York Times” reports President Obama’s Cancer Panel has released a landmark 200-page report warning that our lackadaisical approach to regulation may have far-reaching consequences for our health. It calls on America to rethink the way we confront cancer, including much more rigorous regulation of chemicals. The Panel also suggests precautionary steps, […]