February 24, 2013
by Peggy
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Water Bottle Rundown

I’ve been doing a lot of research recently on reusable water bottle options, and thought it was worthwhile sharing. Many of us have already adopted a reusable tumbler or water bottle that we bring along with us every day. So … Continue reading

August 23, 2012
by Peggy
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Know Your Plastics: #1 PET

Plastic #1.  PET or PETE, sometimes now also rPET (containing some recycled content) is short for Polyethylene Terephthalate.  Most plastic soda and water bottles are made of PET, as are many food containers.  Although ten U.S. states have bottle deposit … Continue reading

April 30, 2012
by Peggy
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More on Food Packaging

We posted recently on endocrine disrupting chemicals that reach us through food and beverage packaging. It’s not really news.  And it’s not just  a few endocrine disrupting chemicals that are a concern. Back in 2010, Environmental Health News featured an … Continue reading

April 10, 2012
by Peggy
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FDA Holds Off On Final BPA Decision

Recently we posted about new research on endocrine disruptors  and urged our readers to sign a petition circulated by Environmental Working Group to encourage the FDA to ban the chemical BPA (bisphenol A) from food packaging. The FDA was required … Continue reading

March 30, 2012
by Peggy
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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Common in Packaging for Food and Drink

One of our biggest concerns is the array of chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis, much of it from the disposable packaging in which prepared foods and commercial beverages are provided. A recent interview on NPR’s Living … Continue reading