Skip to comments.Retailers Pull Plastic Bottles From Shelves Citing Safety Concerns
Posted on 11/17/2008 4:02:46 PM PST by dvan
Retailers Pull Plastic Bottles From Shelves Citing Safety Concerns
Concerns about the chemical component Bisphenol-A (BPA) lead several major Canadian retailers to pull plastic bottles from their stores today. Chains including The Bay, Zellers, Canadian Tire, Sport Chek and Athletes World have removed conventional plastic water bottles from their stores following the lead of other retailers including Mountain Equipment Co-op, Lululemon and Aviva Natural Health Solutions.
Health Canada is widely expected to officially list BPA, a chemical component frequently used in clear, moldable, polycarbonate plastics, as a potentially dangerous chemical substance as early as today.
In the United States, the National Toxicology Program released a report [PDF 542k] yesterday outlining their concerns about BPA and the need for further study.
(Excerpt) Read more at aviva.ca ...
Stock up on plastic bottles and incandescent light bulbs.
And in NYC - salt ....
“Broken glass is much safer than dinged plastic.” (Einstein)
That bottle should have a '2' inside the recycle triangle on the bottom of the bottle. According to the Wikipedia article on Bisphenol A, polycarbonates will have a '7' in the triangle.
The Canadians are taking this seriously.
Having lots of Canadian friends and relatives, if Canada is taking it seriously, it’s definitely worth noting.
This chemical is a crouching dragon in so many of our food packaging products.
Bis A has been around for a long time
And cancer rates have skyrocketed...
Yep, just checked my gallon jug of Ice Mountain and it’s a ‘2’. Thanks for the heads up.
I made a lifetime buy of incandescent bulbs about three months ago. I'm not going to stock up on plastic bottles.
Thanks, that's good info. Mine has a 2...that's good right?
"The World Health Organization estimates that 1 billion of the world's nearly 7 billion citizens are overweight, 300 million of whom are defined as clinically obese. "People want to blame 40-ounce Cokes--and that's important--but there's reason to believe there are other things in play," says Richard Stahlhut, M.D., M.P.H., preventive medicine resident at the University of Rochester Medical Center."
"[These results are] what you would expect if phthalates are lowering testosterone levels," Stahlhut says, and "low testosterone in adult men, from whatever cause, is known to cause abdominal obesity and insulin resistance."
From the Wiki article: "Types 1 (PET), 2 (HDPE), 4 (LDPE), 5 (polypropylene), and 6 (polystyrene) do not use bisphenol A during polymerization or package forming."
I guess that's good but you probably don't want me as your medical adviser. :-)
My medical advisor hasn't said a word to me about this yet so, don't sell yourself short. Thanks.
Yeah, but how accurate could the study be with a sample of less than 50 subjects? (Republican Senators)
What is your point?
How about drinking hot coffee out of a Styrofoam cup? Plenty of plastic is leaching into the coffee. I never have and never will drink hot coffee out of Styrofoam
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