Parents shocked to learn ‘BPA-free’ baby bottles are loaded with other estrogen mimickers

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(NaturalNews) Baby bottles from AVENT, Born Free, Green to Grow, Evenflo and Weil Baby all emit high or very high levels of hormone-altering chemicals, says new research published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health. (1)

“Many PC-replacement-products made from acrylic, polystyrene, polyethersulfone, and Tritan resins leached chemicals with [estrogenic activity], including products made for use by babies. Exposure to various forms of UV radiation often increased the leaching of chemicals with estrogenic activity,” write the study authors.

The conclusion of the study will send shockwaves across the baby products industry, stunning many parents who thought “BPA-free” meant “free from all hormone-disrupting chemicals.”

The study authors write:

Many BPA-free PC- replacement products still leached chemicals having significant levels of estrogenic activity, as did BPA-containing PC counterparts they were meant to replace. That is, BPA-free did not mean [free from estrogenic activity].

UV rays unlock hormone-disrupting chemicals

An article published by Mother Jones (2) reports the research, revealing that ultraviolet rays (UV) activate and “unlock” hormone-mimicking chemicals in BPA-free bottles made out of polyester (PES) and Tritan, the materials most commonly used in BPA-free bottles.

Over the last several years, the negative press about the hormone-disrupting properties of BPA (Bisphenol-A) led to a wave of new “BPA-free” baby bottles, water bottles and sippy cups. But just because a bottle is free of BPA doesn’t means it’s free of other hormone-disrupting chemicals.

“Many of the items above are advertised as healthy alternatives to plastics containing BPA and the hormone-altering chemicals known as phthalates,” writes Mother Jones. “Born Free markets its baby products as the ‘natural choice for moms who want a safe, calm experience every time they feed their baby.’ Weil Baby claims that its bottles are made from ‘revolutionary new materials’ that are ‘ultra-safe.’ After UV exposure, CertiChem’s study found that both companies’ products leached potent synthetic estrogens.”

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UV rays are not only found in sunlight; they’re also used by parents to sanitize battle bottles (UV light exposure kills bacteria). According to this research, the very process that parents use to sanitize baby bottles may be releasing hormone-disrupting chemicals that harm their babies.

These brands of bottles showed estrogen-mimicking activity

According to researchers, all the following brands of bottles, baby bottles, sippy cups and water containers tested positive for estrogen-mimicking activity:

Baby bottles: AVENT, Born Free, Green to Grow, Evenflo, Weil Baby
Sippy cups: CamelBak (blue), Weil Baby
Water bottles: CamelBak (black), CamelBak (blue), Nalgene (blue)
Other products: Crate & Barrel acrylic wine glasses (red), Lock & Lock food containers

Hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to cancer; multi-generational effects

What’s wrong with BPA and other hormone-disrupting chemicals? They’re linked to cancer, for starters. Even at tiny doses — just parts per billion — they may cause infertility problems, liver abnormalities, asthma and heart disease, according to scientists.

Even worse, some of these effects appear to be epigenetic and trans-generational, meaning they pass from one generation to the next. So a young mother who feeds her baby with baby bottles containing hormone-disrupting chemicals is not merely potentially harming her own baby; she’s may be harming her baby’s future babies as well, down through an unknown number of generations.

BPA-free isn’t good enough: TOPAS and ZEONOR polymers are the new “green”

This research also revealed that two brand-name copolymers named TOPAS and ZEONOR showed no signs of hormone-disrupting estrogenic activity, even when exposed to UV rays.

TOPAS and ZEONOR are “cyclic olefin polymers” or copolymers developed by materials scientists in Germany and Japan. They are both very expensive compared to the lower costs of Tritan and PES.

“TOPAS is the trade name of a cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) developed by TOPAS ADVANCED POLYMERS GmbH,” reports PolyPlastics.com. (3)

ZEONOR is a product created by ZEON chemicals, a Japanese company, and is used in medical applications, optical components and barrier films. (4)

To my knowledge, there are currently no baby bottles or water bottles available which are manufactured out of TOPAS or ZEONOR.

Interestingly, Nalgene green bottles made out of Tritan tested negative for estrogenic activity after exposure to UV rays, most likely due to the green dye acting as a kind of internal UV block. So if you’re looking for a plastic water bottle that’s available right now and shows no estrogenic activity, a green Nalgene bottle seems to be the way to go, based on this research.

Huge market opportunity for someone to launch water bottles made out of Zeonor or Topas

This research opens up a tremendous market opportunity for someone enterprising enough to introduce baby bottles and water bottles made out of cyclic olefin copolymers (COP or COC).

It might turn out to be the world’s most expensive water bottle ever, but there’s a huge demand for containers that don’t leach toxic chemicals into the liquids they’re holding.

If anyone reading this is seriously looking into launching COP or COC-based bottles, please contact us here at Natural News so we can help support your product launch.

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Five reasons why Roundup should be banned forever

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(NaturalNews) The science is irrefutable on this simple fact: Roundup weedkiller, manufactured by Monsanto, is a deadly chemical poison that persists on — and in — the food crops consumed by millions of people. And the many consequences of Roundup’s continued use in commercial agriculture are reason enough, at least to any rationally minded individual, to ban the toxic chemical cocktail forever for the sake of the environment and humanity.

These are strong words, but they are fully substantiated. In a recent piece published by Rodale News, the site’s online editor outlines five disturbing facts about Roundup which prove that it belongs in the dustbin of history and not on the forefront of modern food production. Roundup does not biodegrade as claimed; it is not innocuous, and it is killing the land, the animal kingdom and, ultimately, humanity.

Roundup Ready crops absorb glyphosate

Despite industry claims, Roundup does not simply wash off crops after it has been sprayed. A study out of Norway recently found that glyphosate accumulates inside crops at “excessive” levels.

Published in the recent June issue of the journal Food Chemistry, the study revealed that, while Roundup Ready crops are capable of resisting glyphosate in order to survive, they also absorb it and incorporate it into food. This means that people who eat GM soy or products derived from it, including soy lecithin and soy protein, are also eating a chemical solution linked to all sorts of health problems.

Exposure to Roundup doubles risk of lymphoma

The government maintains the same position as Monsanto — that glyphosate is essentially inert and not something to worry about. But a recent review of more than 44 published scientific studies found otherwise, having determined that exposure to glyphosate doubles farmers’ risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

“The study authors theorize that glyphosate disrupts the normal functioning of white blood cells, throwing your immune system into a sickened, dysfunctional state,” wrote Leah Zerbe for the blog Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen.

Roundup so heavily used that it’s being found in air, rainwater

It would be one thing if Roundup were isolated just to crop fields. But scientists are finding that the chemical is now spreading to the air, and even raining down along with precipitation. This means that glyphosate is now traveling with the wind patterns and raining down on people’s homes and on city parks where children play.

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Roundup is killing butterflies and other pollinators

Even if Roundup really was helping to boost yields and produce more food — as demonstrated here and elsewhere, this is not actually the case — the harm inflicted on butterflies and other pollinators by the GM crop pesticides is simply inexcusable.

Researchers from Iowa State University found that glyphosate use has resulted in an 81 percent reduction in the monarch butterfly population, which relies on milkweed for reproduction and survival. Like bees, monarch butterflies serve as crop pollinators. Without them, many seed- and fruit-bearing plants would be unable to survive.

Roundup doesn’t even work as claimed

Perhaps the biggest reason why Roundup deserves to be banned forever is that the weedkiller does not even work. Overuse of Roundup has led to the emergence of highly resistant “superweeds” that no longer respond to chemical treatments and now plague millions of acres of U.S. crop land.

Because of this, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is gearing up to approve an even more deadly herbicide made from a component of Agent Orange, the Monsanto biowarfare chemical used during the Vietnam War.

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Renowned Filmmaker James Cameron Praises Forks Over Knives, Adopts Plant-Based Diet

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Legendary filmmaker James Cameron, speaking to an audience at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival a few weeks ago, praised Forks Over Knives which inspired him to adopt a plant-based diet. Cameron said, “We’re always talking about what are the action items when we make a documentary? What are we asking people to do? What are the changes they can make in their daily life? Well, I’m gonna tell you one: I watched that film Forks Over Knives. I went into the kitchen, I took everything out of the kitchen that was not a plant. And for 5 1/2 months I’ve eaten only plants. No meat, no dairy, no eggs, no fish.”

 

The Academy-award winning director said he is feeling healthier and has increased cardiovascular endurance since beginning his regimen. Cameron, a long-time environmental advocate, also challenged the audience saying, “You can’t be an environmentalist, you can’t be an ocean steward without truly walking the walk; and you can’t walk the walk in the world of the future, the world ahead of us, the world of our children, not eating a plant-based diet.”

Cameron directed several of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters including Aliens,TerminatorTitanic, and Avatar. He won the Academy Award in 1997 for Best Director for Titanic, which also won Best Picture.

Watch the video below to view James Cameron’s remarks.

Legendary filmmaker James Cameron, speaking to an audience at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival a few weeks ago, praised Forks Over Knives which inspired him to adopt a plant-based diet. Cameron said, “We’re always talking about what are the action items when we make a documentary? What are we asking people to do? What are the changes they can make in their daily life? Well, I’m gonna tell you one: I watched that film Forks Over Knives. I went into the kitchen, I took everything out of the kitchen that was not a plant. And for 5 1/2 months I’ve eaten only plants. No meat, no dairy, no eggs, no fish.”

 

The Academy-award winning director said he is feeling healthier and has increased cardiovascular endurance since beginning his regimen. Cameron, a long-time environmental advocate, also challenged the audience saying, “You can’t be an environmentalist, you can’t be an ocean steward without truly walking the walk; and you can’t walk the walk in the world of the future, the world ahead of us, the world of our children, not eating a plant-based diet.”

Cameron directed several of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters including Aliens,TerminatorTitanic, and Avatar. He won the Academy Award in 1997 for Best Director for Titanic, which also won Best Picture.

Watch the video below to view James Cameron’s remarks.

Legendary filmmaker James Cameron, speaking to an audience at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival a few weeks ago, praised Forks Over Knives which inspired him to adopt a plant-based diet. Cameron said, “We’re always talking about what are the action items when we make a documentary? What are we asking people to do? What are the changes they can make in their daily life? Well, I’m gonna tell you one: I watched that film Forks Over Knives. I went into the kitchen, I took everything out of the kitchen that was not a plant. And for 5 1/2 months I’ve eaten only plants. No meat, no dairy, no eggs, no fish.”

 

The Academy-award winning director said he is feeling healthier and has increased cardiovascular endurance since beginning his regimen. Cameron, a long-time environmental advocate, also challenged the audience saying, “You can’t be an environmentalist, you can’t be an ocean steward without truly walking the walk; and you can’t walk the walk in the world of the future, the world ahead of us, the world of our children, not eating a plant-based diet.”

Cameron directed several of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters including Aliens,TerminatorTitanic, and Avatar. He won the Academy Award in 1997 for Best Director for Titanic, which also won Best Picture.

Watch the video below to view James Cameron’s remarks.