May 21st, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Despite growing concerns over exposure to the toxic chemical BPA (bisphenol-A) widely found in plastic bottles and the excessive costs coupled with mounting waste associated with bottled water, Americans are drinking more of it than ever, cites sales figures reported by Beverage Marketing Corp.
Read More:2011 Biggest Year for Bottled Water Ever
March 30th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
More bad news has surfaced about chemicals including the controversial endocrine disruptor, BPA (bisphenol-A), which is facing an imminent FDA ruling on whether or not it warrants regulation in the U.S.
Read More:Obesity and Diabetes Linked to BPA Exposure
March 24th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Campbell’s Soup’s recent move to discontinue use of the controversial chemical BPA (bisphenol-A) in its soup cans shed more light on the growing concern over hormone-disrupting chemicals found in a wide variety of household products. And the hotly debated issue shows no sign of slowing down as a new scientific paper published in the journal Endocrine Reviews suggests that even very low levels of exposure to these toxins have profoundly adverse effects on human health.
Read More:Low Level Exposure to Pesticides May Be Most Harmful, New Study Finds
March 11th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Responding to concern from customers and consumer advocacy groups, Campbell’s Soup has announced that it has begun shifting to BPA-free (bisphenol-A) cans. The concern came as a result of research, including a report from the Breast Cancer Fund and a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health further connecting BPA exposure to a number of health risks.
Read More:Campbell’s Soup and FDA Change Tune on Toxic BPA
November 26th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
New research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows a significant spike in urine BPA (bisphenol-A) levels in individuals consuming canned soup products.
Read More:Waiter, There’s 1,221 Percent More Toxic BPA in My Soup!
November 22nd, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
According to a new law set to be effective next month throughout the European Union, water sold in bottles in any of the 27 member countries is no longer aloud to claim that the product is able to prevent dehydration. Penalties for labeling and selling bottled water as such could result in a two-year jail sentence.
Read More:Dehydrated? Bottled Water Can’t Help You States a New Law
October 8th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act into law on October 4, 2011 making it illegal beginning July 1, 2012 for any baby bottles or sippy cups sold in the state to contain the toxic chemical, Bisphenol-A in the state of California.
Read More:California Enacts BPA Ban with Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act
September 29th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
While controversy continues to surround the safety of BPA (bisphenol-A), the widely used chemical compound found in a variety of polycarbonate plastics, France’s ecology minister, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, announced she’s seeking labeling requirements for any food containers that contain BPA sold in France.
Read More:France Moving Towards Mandatory Labeling of BPA Containers
May 1st, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Pressure from a number of shareholders demanding a plan of action by the Coca-Cola Company to eliminate bisphenol-A (BPA) from its soda can linings was not met with empathy at Wednesday’s company meeting in Atlanta.
Read More:Coca-Cola Rejects Shareholder Resolution on Eliminating BPA, Says ‘Science Isn’t There’
April 27th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Coca-Cola, the number one selling brand of soft drinks in the world, is under pressure to publicize a plan of action over shareholder concerns about bisphenol A (BPA), a toxin found in plastic bottles and can linings, which make up a core market segment of the manufacturer’s offerings.
Read More:Coca-Cola Shareholders Demand Answers on BPA in Packaging