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Prevention of Endocrine Disruptors is Critical, NAU Professor Affirms

Prevention of Endocrine Disruptors is Critical, NAU Professor Affirms | Plastic Free Times

The debate regarding the safety of endocrine disruptors has flared up over the past few weeks as the scientific community continues to clash over the issue. While researchers with industry interests argue that endocrine disruptors are not a case for concern, others see the issue in an entirely different light. Northern Arizona University biology…Read More
Phthalates -- chemicals widely found in plastics and processed food -- linked to elevated blood pressure in children and teens

Phthalates -- chemicals widely found in plastics and processed food -- linked to elevated blood pressure in children and teens

ScienceDaily
May 22, 2013 — Plastic additives known as phthalates (pronounced THAL-ates) are odorless, colorless and just about everywhere: They turn up in flooring, plastic cups, beach balls, plastic wrap, intravenous tubing and -- according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- the bodies of most Americans. Once perceived as harmless,…Read More
Study: Most Plastics Leach Hormone-Like Chemicals

Study: Most Plastics Leach Hormone-Like Chemicals

NPR.org
Makers of water bottles, including Camelback, now sell products that don't contain BPA, a chemical that can mimic the sex hormone estrogen. But a new study says that even if they don't contain BPA, most plastic products release estrogenic chemicals. David McNew/Getty Images Makers of water bottles, including Camelback, now sell products that…Read More
Debate Over Regulation of Endocrine Disruptors Builds | Plastic Free Times "...Scientists argue that endocrine disruptors have ‘low-dose effects’, meaning the classic linear relationship between dose and response is altered and very small amounts can actually have a greater impact than higher amounts." -Scientific American

Debate Over Regulation of Endocrine Disruptors Builds | Plastic Free Times

The past few weeks have seen growing intensity in the scientific community as researchers continue to add their voices to the battle over the regulation of endocrine disrupting chemicals. An article in Scientific American this week calls attention to the academic barbs being traded via scientific journals. Daniel Cressey writes that the fighting…Read More
Greiner Packaging, a largely European-based firm, has announced its intention to phase bisphenol A out of its food products by 2014.

Greiner Packaging to Phase Out BPA in Food Packaging | Plastic Free Times

Greiner Packaging, a largely European-based firm, has announced its intention to phase bisphenol A out of its food products by 2014, allowing for what they believe is a greater degree of protection for consumers. According to an article published in Food Production Daily, Greiner Packaging's new policy will mostly affect five gallon water…Read More
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