Archive for the 'Hormonal Changes' Category


“SHAPE” magazine Suggests using Aluminum or Glass Bottles to Avoid BPA

Published: 8 August 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

“SHAPE” magazine reports on the bisphenol A (BPA) water bottle health scare and suggests using glass containers, polypropylene containers, or aluminum bottles to avoid the chemical. BPA is reportedly linked to pre-cancerous tumors and hormonal changes and is most often found in water bottles, baby bottles, food containers, and the lining of metal cans. Link […]

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“Consumer Reports” Says to Avoid BPA, Choose Glass or BPA-Free Plastics

Published: 7 August 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Organic Products in Glass, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

“Consumer Reports” recently ran several tests on certain plastic bottles intended for children and infants, including certain BornFree bottles, Evenflo bottles (without BPA), and Medela Breast Milk Feeding and Storage Set, in an outside lab that specializes in plastic analysis and found BPA levels are negligible. “Consumer Reports” says these are better choices if […]

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President Bush to Sign Bill Banning Phthalates in Children’s Toys

Published: 6 August 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/Federal Regulations

The “San Francisco Chronicle” reports President Bush is expected to sign a bill that enforcement provisions of the nation’s consumer products safety agency and banning lead, phthalates and other harmful chemicals in children’s toys. Phthalates, a plastic softener used in raincoats, shower curtains and upholstery, are believed to cause harm to the reproductive system. […]

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European Food Safety Authority Angers Health Campaigners

Published: 31 July 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

The “Daily Mail” reports the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has angered campaigners by rejecting a raft of research highlighting health risks caused by bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in certain plastic containers. The EU rejected calls to ban baby bottles made with BPA, which is allegedly linked to breast cancer and fertility […]

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BPA and other Environmental Contaminants Can Turn Genes “On” and “Off”

Published: 24 July 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

“Miller-McCune” reports advances in the field of epigenetics show that environmental contaminants can turn genes “on” and “off,” triggering serious diseases that are handed down through generations. Such diseases can reportedly be treated, however, by relatively simple changes in nourishment and lifestyle. The plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is one possible “endocrine disrupter” […]

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Environmental Consequences of Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles

Published: 17 July 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

The “Seattle Times” reports on the “greenest” ways to drink water, amidst growing concern about the environmental consequences of single-use water bottles. The article also discusses how to avoid plastics that contain the possible hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA). Link to Full Article

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BPA and Phthalates Linked to Early Puberty among Girls

Published: 16 July 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

The “Sacramento Bee” reports endocrine disrupters, which include plastic chemicals such as bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates, may be partly to blame for early puberty among girls. Reproductive health advocates are reportedly urging lawmakers to make sure chemical ingredients in consumer products are fully disclosed. Link to Full Article

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U.S. Rep Edward Markey Looks to Ban BPA in Food and Drink Packaging

Published: 3 July 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

Stoneham Massachusetts’ “Wicked Local” reports U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, who represents the 7th District of Massachusetts, recently filed a bill, HR 6228, which would ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in all food and drink packaging. BPA is used in the production of many common household items in the U.S., including plastic baby […]

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How to Choose Products Free of BPA

Published: 2 July 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

“The Oregonian” reports on the plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA), found in water bottles, water pitchers, baby bottles and liners in canned foods, and its link to cancer, miscarriage, infertility, obesity and immunity and sexual-development problems in animal studies. The article gives tips for consumers on how to recognize which plastic containers contain BPA. Link […]

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Democratic Lawmakers Push for Ban on BPA for Food Containers

Published: 17 June 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS

According to the “Associated Press,” some Democratic lawmakers recently pushed for a ban on bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in water bottles, canned food and other household items, despite mixed opinions from government experts about the substance’s possible risks. BPA has reportedly come under recent attack from consumer groups, who point to animal […]

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