Archive for the 'Packaging CONCERNS' Category


San Francisco Urges Stores to Pull Baby Bottles with BPA off Shelves

Published: 31 October 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

According to the “San Francisco Chronicle,” San Francisco Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier wants stores in the city that sell baby bottles made with the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) to pull them from the shelves -and one grocery store already has agreed to do so. BPA may affect the brain, behavior and prostate glands of fetuses, […]

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ACC Stresses Safety of BPA in Response to Canada’s Banning of the Chemical

Published: 31 October 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

“WebMD Health News” reports the American Chemistry Council (ACC), a plastics industry group based in Washington, D.C., issued a statement responding to Canada’s bisphenol A (BPA) baby bottle ban, reportedly stressing the safety of BPA and Canada’s “lack of finding proven risks to human health, even at low levels of exposure to bisphenol A.” […]

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BPA Safety Report Allegedly Written Largely by Plastics Industry

Published: 30 October 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

The “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel” reports a government report claiming that bisphenol A (BPA) is safe was written largely by the plastics industry and others with a financial stake in the controversial chemical. BPA is found in thousands of household products, including baby bottles, infant formula containers, and the lining of aluminum cans. BPA may […]

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Congress Questions Chemical Industry’s Influence on FDA’s Conclusions of BPA Safety

Published: 30 October 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

“USA Today” reports congress is stepping in to ask questions about chemical industry influence in drafting a Food and Drug Administration report about the safety of bisphenol A (BPA), a controversial chemical in baby bottles. The FDA recently declared BPA safe, a determination that was reportedly greeted skeptically by consumer groups who argue that […]

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Bottled Water Sales Continue to Rise Despite Environmental Concerns

Published: 29 October 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Sustainability

Alabama’s “Times Daily” reports as bottled water consumption continues to rise worldwide, so does the debate about the benefits of bottled water versus tap water. According to recent studies, bottled water is reportedly really not any healthier for the consumer than tap water, and it can be 10,000 times more expensive. Link to Full Article

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Drinking Tap Water is In

Published: 29 October 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Recycling, Sustainability

“Bloomberg News” reports drinking tap water is in, and eventually, truly eco-friendly establishments will stop offering bottled water to patrons. Americans reportedly consume more than 30 billion liters of bottled water annually, according to Pacific Institute, an environmental research group, and the plastic alone takes 17 million barrels of oil to produce, and generates […]

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Concerns about Microwaving Plastics

Published: 28 October 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

New York’s WCBS TV reports on consumer concerns about microwaving plastics, as concerns about chemicals such as BPA and phthtalates used in making plastic items like bottles and wraps continue to rise. Link to Full Article

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American Chemical Society Reports Science on BPA and Phthalates is a Matter of Great Urgency

Published: 28 October 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/Federal Regulations

The American Chemical Society (ACS) reports scientists should be free to interpret scientific information for the public on all matters, especially those of great urgency, and to suggest appropriate courses of action, including the issue of endocrine disruption. The ACS reports the U.S. simply cannot wait seven decades to deal with the endocrine disrupting […]

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Wal-Mart and Giant Bottled Water have “Troubling Levels of Contaminants”

Published: 27 October 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

The “Associated Press” reports tests on leading brands of bottled water turned up a variety of contaminants, including cancer-linked chemicals three times higher than California’s health standard, according to a study released Wednesday by the Washington-based Environmental Working Group. Lab tests reportedly detected 38 chemicals in 10 brands, with an average of eight contaminants found […]

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FDA Should Replace BPA Committee and Chairman to Ensure Credibility

Published: 27 October 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

According to the “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,” a federal panel investigating the safety of the plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) has been irredeemably compromised, a Journal Sentinel report has made clear, which leaves the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with no choice but to replace the committee and its chairman to ensure credibility. The issue […]

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