Soft & Dri Partners with Play for P.I.N.K. to Benefit Breast Cancer Research

Newhall Laboratories announced that its Soft & Dri brand is partnering with Play for P.I.N.K., a non-profit organization that raises funds for breast cancer research. Beginning July 1, sales of specially-marked Soft & Dri stick and aerosol products sold in North America will support a $10,000 donation to the organization.

In addition to being featured on-pack, the Play for P.I.N.K. logo was prominent in a Soft & Dri ad distributed in Sunday newspapers nationwide on 7/28. The partnership will also be prominently called out on Soft & Dri’s and Play for P.I.N.K.’s websites.

“We are honored to support the vital efforts of Play for P.I.N.K., whose steadfast dedication to funding breast cancer research we have long admired,” said Jon Achenbaum, Newhall Laboratories’ CEO.  “Soft & Dri stands for confidence, a value that naturally aligns with Play for P.I.N.K.’s resolve to make ‘breast cancer’ a term referred to solely in past tense.”

“As a brand long trusted by millions of women, Soft & Dri is an ideal partner for our organization” said Stephanie Hamburger, executive director of Play for P.I.N.K. “Soft & Dri’s products help women feel confident and beautiful. At Play for P.I.N.K., our efforts aim to create a world where women can feel confident knowing they can live their lives without the specter of a disease that has impacted the lives of far too many.”

Soft & Dri currently offers four types of deodorants including Aerosol Antiperspirant, Dri Gel Antiperspirant, Clear Glide Antiperspirant, Aluminum Free Deodorant and Stripe Antiperspirant Sticks (in Canada only). Every Soft & Dri product helps women feel confident by keeping them dry and fresh all day long.

Soft & Dri products with the Play for P.I.N.K. logo will be available starting in August. For more information, please visit www.softndri.com.

About Play for P.I.N.K.
Play for P.I.N.K. (Prevention, Immediate diagnosis, New technology, Knowledge) is a grassroots organization dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, by creating and promoting awareness of breast cancer through sporting and lifestyle events. Our commitment is to contribute 100% of all monies raised to our sole beneficiary, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  Since 1996, Play for P.I.N.K. has donated nearly $30 million to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Play for P.I.N.K. currently holds events in 27 states with an estimated 30,000 annual participants. For additional information, please visit www.playforpink.org.

About Newhall Laboratories
Soft & Dri owner Newhall Laboratories (a Brynwood Partners company) acquires and reinvigorates classic personal care and beauty brands, bringing deep consumer marketing, product innovation and retail expertise to some of America’s most trusted brands. LA Looks, Dep, Thicker Fuller Hair, Zero Frizz, Pure & Natural and La Bella are among the company’s other brands.  For more information, please visit www.newhalllabs.com.

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Plastic Free Coffee Makers: Be Conscious For Health

Plastic Free Coffee Makers: Be Conscious For Health

Plastic is hazardous for health. I know that I consume little bit of plastic every day through my food stuffs. Plastic leeches toxins onto people every day. Whatever I find in my daily use, they are made of plastic. My toothbrush is made of plastic. The keyboard I am typing on right now is made of plastic. My skin is absorbing plastic which is really a matter of concern for me. There is no denying the fact that there is little bit of plastic everywhere in my life.

I am extremely surprised that there is plastic in my Coffee Maker. The most significant thing of plastic is that the more you heat plastic, the more unstable it becomes. Heated water bottles lead to breast cancer. I know very well that a cup of hot Espresso will make my morning crisp, fresh and energetic. But the matter of concern is that water reservoir is made of plastic. The water heats up in there to the point where the plastic gets incredibly hot to the touch.

Coffee eliminates the anxiety and depression symptoms and keeps the person cool and energetic. Caffeine in Coffee helps to prevent oxidation of cell in the body and the process of aging gets slow down. Coffee made by a stovetop Espresso Maker wipes out the symptoms of diabetes.

Here are some other types of coffee makers and filters that are plastic free:

Chemex Coffee Makers

I went for plastic free Coffee Maker which will not harmful for health. I went through deep search and found Chemex Coffee Maker and an army of stove percolators. The result was that I can’t make water reservoir out of steel with rubber sealants. The only solution is that you boil the water first each time when you want to have a coffee. It seems strange, but the fact is that it will not harmful for health and you will enjoy the Coffee freely.

The Chemex coffee maker doesn’t come apart. It’s a single piece of glass with leather wrapped around the center. You place a filter paper in the top half, then add ground coffee and pour hot water over the coffee. Just like with a regular coffee cone. Once all the water has dripped through, you remove the filter, grip the Chemex around the leather belt at the center, and pour the coffee into mugs.

Hamilton Beach Brew Station

A Hamilton Beach Brew station is made with the idea of smart thinking, which means that the brew station is made as compact as possible so that everyone can fit it in their kitchen in the smallest available place. Other stations are large, which gives the owner problems like where to fit them. It is not important to own a brew station at home only; it is also an essential thing for an office also, so size does matter. The machine here is created with different designs and models depending on each person’s mode of choice and usage. Every machine made is kept as cheap as possible so that everyone can own one and enjoy their coffee in the morning.

Coffee Percolators

Coffee Percolator is one of the most efficient and must have equipments of your kitchen as it is used for brewing the coffee. The coffee pot is named as percolator which means to pass through an allowable substance to get a well dissolved and mixed substance. The coffee percolator is divided into two parts in which the boiling water flows down the central tube and then it is back down through the ground coffee beans. These are generally made up of two types of metals such as aluminum or stainless steel.

Moderate amount of Coffee maintain the health. If it is free from plastic then it is really very good for health. So, enjoy a cup of Coffee free from plastic, which will keep you more energetic.

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Water Bottles: is your Bottle Safe for Drinking?

Water Bottles: is your Bottle Safe for Drinking?

On the bottom of my water bottle there is a number inside a triangle, what does it mean?

The number inside of the triangle is a plastic identification number representing what chemical was used to make the plastic. For example if you see a 1 that represents PETE (Polyethylene Terephthalate) or a 7 represents Polycarbonate (which contains Bisphenol A), which are the two most commonly used chemicals in water bottles. This articles intent is to give a basic overview for #1 and #7 chemicals and is not inclusive by any means. I urge the reader to research each of these chemicals further.

Can I reuse my plastic water bottle?

Water bottles with the #1 (PETE) are for single use only! PETE leaches out into the solution within the second use. The more you reuse bottles made out of PETE the more of the chemical you are ingesting (Aquafina and Dasani are made out of PETE). Number 7 is rather stable in the beginning but with washing and continued use the pores of the plastic begin leaching polycarbonate and the more you wash and refill the more you are ingesting. I recommend not using bottles made with #7 (Nalgene is made with polycarbonate).

What is the health problem associated with chronic exposure to these chemicals?

PETE is thought to possibly be a carcinogen; there have been reported studies to support this claim. I am not yet sold on the exact condition it causes but drinking small amounts of chemicals cannot be good for anyone. Polycarbonate on the other hand is showing health concerns in a variety of ways. Bisphenol A (contained in Polycarbonate) was 1st introduced to the market in the 1930’s as an estrogen for pharmacological use. It is now used in our plastics and has been shown to disrupt the endocrine system, fetus development, cause reproductive abnormalities and has been shown to enhance the growth of human breast cancer cells. These are dis-ease states that everyone should be trying to prevent from occurring.

Are there any bottles that are safe?

Bottles made by SIGG are coated on the inside with resin that have been proven to be resistant to breakdown and do not leach harmful chemicals. These bottles are looked upon as the gold standard when it comes to reusable containers.

Where can I purchase a bottle made by SIGG?

The Di Novi Wellness Clinic is proud to offer SIGG bottles. See the “Wellness Products” portion of our website for further details

What is the Chiropractic connection?

Proper hydration is a part of the detoxifying, cooling and transportation process for every cell in the body. If the water you are consuming is contaminated with chemicals these process will be hindered and dysfunction will follow. Dysfunction in the body comes in the form of headaches, back pain, constipation or if in large enough amounts, even cancer.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is intended to help you make informed decisions about your health. Please make an appointment with Dr. Brandon Di Novi, Chiropractic Physician for further information.

To order “Nutrition for a Wellness Lifestyle” by Dr. Brandon Di Novi

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Author Bio:

Dr. Brandon Di Novi received his Doctoral degree from Logan College of Chiropractic and a bachelor in Exercise Science and Wellness at Bastyr University. He received a second bachelor degree, in Biology, from Logan College. Dr. Di Novi is currently in private practice in Edmonds Washington at the Di Novi Wellness Clinic. He specializes in preventive manual medicine and techniques that will keep the body working at its optimum level. His practice includes counseling on the benefits of proper nutrition which combined with proper alignment of the body not only prevents dysfunctions but also provides optimal health.

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Food With Mineral Water Bottles Can Cause Cancer, The Incidence Of Oil

Food With Mineral Water Bottles Can Cause Cancer, The Incidence Of Oil

6 PS common snack, noodle boxes, can not be heated in a microwave oven, can not install acid, such as orange juice, alkaline substances, can not dress hot food, so as to avoid the release of carcinogenic substances. 7 PC common with bottle, space cup, bottle, etc., these plastic products can not be in the sun exposure, not heating, not to pour boiling water, heated to release the carcinogenic substances.

HC food industry network You know with a mineral water bottle for holding food, oil and other Seasoning Re-use can lead to cancer, the incidence of common sense it? We use every day Plastic bottles Most high-density polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, low density polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene and other chemical product manufacturing, manufacturers of these items when in use have different labels, different grades of plastic bottles have different use purposes.

1 PEI is a common mineral water bottles, heat-resistant to 70 easily deformed. 1 bottle use after 10 months may release carcinogens DEHP.

2 HDPE is a common bottle, cleaning supplies, bath products, do not use water storage boxes, can not recycle.

3 PRC common raincoat, building materials, plastic film, Plastic Box And so on. Do not recycle or packaging purposes.

4 common PE cling film, plastic film, high temperatures can release toxic substances, it can enter the body with food after the cause of breast cancer, neonatal birth defects and other diseases, not to put food into the microwave with plastic wrap.

5 PP common milk bottles, yogurt bottles, Juice Drink bottles, lunch boxes and other microwave ovens, melting point up to 167 , can be reused after careful cleaning, some microwave meal box body to manufacture 5 PP, but the lid is to 1, PE manufacturing. Since PE can not withstand high temperatures, it can not be placed in a microwave oven box body.

6 PS common snack, Instant noodles Box, can not be placed in the microwave heating, can not install acid, as orange juice, alkaline substances, can not dress hot food, so as to avoid the release of carcinogenic substances.

7 PC common with kettle, space cup, bottle, etc., these plastic products can not be in the sun exposure, not heating, not to pour boiling water, heated to release the carcinogenic substances.

Liu Lifang told reporters, plastics No. 1 and use our regular contact, some people do not know the knowledge, use mineral water bottles for holding food, oil and other seasonings, so repeated use can lead to cancer incidence. Toxicity is most critical to 3,6 and 7 plastic containers, with the bottles into more dangerous foods on the human body. CPPCC member Liu Lifang

City to enforce the proposed increase use of plastic products, access to food law enforcement system, in particular, cooked foods increase the food with the mandatory use of QS logo Plastic bags Packaging law enforcement to ensure that the cooked food packaging Dalian quality and safety aspects. Adhere to long-term propaganda, calling on the proper use of a variety of plastic products, and to consciously use Environmental protection Bags, plastic bags from the root to resist the use of ultra-thin. Set up telephone hotlines, and launch reward systems. Processed by the public to report the black point of a verified law enforcement officers can scale a certain amount of reward to be an informer.

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A Way of Life: Toxicity in Our Environment and Eco-friendly Products You Can Make

A Way of Life: Toxicity in Our Environment and Eco-friendly Products You Can Make

Because toxicity has become a way of life, and we must breath and eat, we are continuously exposed to pesticides and polluntants, some stored right under our kitchen sinks, says a report from the Silent Spring Institute in Newton, Mass., and the Harvard University School of Public Health.

The study was published last October in Environmental Science & Technology, Sedona, Ariz., naturopath doctor Teresa Dale, Ph.D. says “demonstrates that we are exposed daily to a wide array of chemicals that affect our hormone systems.”  Chemicals like phthalates and alkyphenois may heighten the risk of hormone-linked diseases like breast cancer and testicular cancer.

To limit your exposure, “read labels carefully, use nontoxic cleaning products and avoid using indoor pesticides,” says Environmental Protection Agency spokesman Dave Dergan.  There are nontoxic cleaning products and pesticides right in your kitchen.  If you have baking soda, white vinegar, borax, and rubbing alcohol in your pantry and bathroom, you have the basic ingredients to make your own cleaning products and pesticides that don’t cost you an arm and a leg.  I have included formulations for making your own products from these items and many more at the end of this article.

There are plenty of effective, earth-safe cleaners that you can buy or make.  Using these alternatives will reduce the toxic burden in your house and environment.  By switching to environmentally friendly cleaners protects your health and that of the community you live in while reducing air, water, and ground pollution.

I bet you are asking yourself, “So why isn’t everybody doing it?”  There are very few people who actually read the labels of the products they purchase and even fewer who know the impact these chemicals can have on our bodies.  Most people do not take the time or have the time to research the chemicals that go into these products. 

Not all “green” products are created equal, some have simply added essential oils to make it smell like the formula has changed.  “You need to read the labels carefully to check for irritating chemicals, such as chlorine, ammonia and artificial fragrances and dyes,” says Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., a preventive-medicine specialist in Tucson, Arizona.  “Buy cleaners from health-food stores or retailers specializing in environmentally friendly products.”

“Eco-friendly cleaning and laundry products are the next frontier of environmentalism,” says Marci Zaroff, former publisher of Macrocosm and CEO of Under the Canopy, an organic fabric clothing company.  “It’s an inexpensive, easy and effective way to protect our planet and commitment to life.”

Here are some options to get you started onto the path of “thinking green”:

* CITRUS OILl;   sold in health-food stores and home improvement stores, fills rooms with the smell of oranges and is far more  pleasing to your nose (unless you like the smell of hospitals). 

To clean or polish wood floors, dilute 1 c. of citrus oil in one gallon of hot water, and mop with a sponge.  For floors that are greasy, simply use a stronger solultion.  You can also clean kitchen counters and tabletops with this solution.  Citrus doesn’t strip the protective sealants.  On  porous surfaces like marble or granite, only use diluted oil and it should never be allowed to sit on a surface, always wipe it dry when finished.

* TEA TREE, THYME AND LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OILS:  these have been proven to have more antiseptic in some studies than              phenol, the most common chemical disinfectant.  Many disinfectants contain chlorine, which reacts with organix matter in                  drinking water to produce potentially carcinogenic trihalomethane. 

To make a natural disinfectant mix 20 drops of one of the above mentioned essential oils and 1 cup of water in a spray bottle.  Apply and let sit for 15 min. or until dry.

* BAKING SODA:  Baking soda (or bicarbonate of soda), an alkaline substance is used in fire extinguishers, antacids, and                  sparkling water.

You can use it to clean your tubs, sinks, countertops in the kitchen and bath.  Combine 3/4 c. baking soda, 1/4 c. of borax and enough diswashing liquid to make a smooth paste or if you prefer a pleasant smell, add 1/4 t. lemon juice to the paste; pour down your sink drain to deorderize and to unclog your drains you put 1/2 cup of baking soda in drain and add a cup of vinegar, wait 30min. and pour hot water down drain.  I use this method once a month on all the drains in the house to keep them clear.

*BORAX:  Borax, like is’s close relative, boric acid, has relatively low toxicity levels, and is considered safe for general household use, but the powder can be harmful if ingested in sufficinet quantities by young children or pets.  Keep it out of their reach.
Borax is toxic to plants, so in the yard be very careful when applying borax onto or near soil.  It doesn’t take much to leach into the ground to kill off nearby plants and prevent furture growth.

 But it is great for rubbing out heavy sink stains, even rust in your stainless steel or porcelain sinks.  Make a paste of 1 cup of borax and 1/4 cup of lemon juice, put some of the paste on a cloth or sponge and rub it into the stain, then rinse with running warm water, the stain should wash away with the paste. 

You can also remove mildew from uphostery and other fabric by soaking a sponge in a solution of 1/2 cup of borax dissolved in 2 cups of water, and rubbing it into the affected areas.  Let it soak in for several hours until the stain disappears, then rinse well.  To remove mildew from clothing, soak it in a solution of 2 cups of borax in 2 quarts of water.

Want a way to clean your toliet bowl and leave it spakeling whiite without those dangerous fumes?  Use a stiff brush to scrub it using a solution of 1/2 cup of borax mixed with a gallon of water.

VINEGAR:  Vinegar is known as nature’s most practical liquid and is so versatile that you can use it in the kitchen and bath, laundry and garden, housecleaning and car cleaning, even pet care and personal care.

Damp mopping with a mild vinegar solution is widely recommended as a way to clean wood and no-wax vinyl or laminate flooring.  Be sure to check with the manufacturer of the flooring  because even when diluted vinegar’s acidity can ruin some floor finishes, and too much water will damage most wooden floors.  But if you want to try vinegar on your floors, use 1/2 cup white vinegar mixed in 1 gallon warm water.  You may want to start with a trial application in an incomspicuous area.  Before applying the solution, squeeze out the mop sthoroughly (or just use a spray bottle to moisten the mop head).

To liven up dull wood paneling, mix 2 cups warm water, 4 tablespoons white or cider vinegar, and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a container, give it a couple of shakes and apply with a clean cloth.  Let it soak in for several minutes, then polish with a dry cloth.

To keep your computer, printer, and other home office gear clean and dust free, dampen a clean cloth in equal parts white viegar and water, sqeeze it out well and start wiping.  Before you start, make sure that your equipment is shut off, and never use a spray bottle; you don’t want to get liquid on the circuis inside.  Have a few cotton swabs on hand for getting into tight spaces (like between the keys of your keyboard).

To make a scratch on a wooden tabletop much less noticeable, mix some distilled or cider vinegar and iodine in a small jar and paint over the scratch with a small artist’s brush.  Use more iodine for darker woods; more vinegar for lighter shades.

To remove white rings left by wet glasses on wood furniture, mix equal parts of vinegar and olive oil and apply it with a soft cloth while moving with the wood grain.  Use another clean, soft cloth to shine it.  To get white water rings off leather furniture, dab them with a sponge soaked in full-strength white vinegar.

For the great outdoors, vinegar can get rid of bugs and ants or you can use it as an insect repellent and clean you outdoor funiture and decks.

Pour equal parts white vinegar and water into a spray bottle and spray it on anthills and around areas where you see ants.  Ants hate vinegar, and it won’t take long for them to move on.  Also, you can spray picnic and children’s play areas to keep ants away.  If you have lots of anthills, pour full strength vinegar over them.

Going camping or fishing?  Here’s an old army trick to keep away ticks and mosquitoes:  About three days before you leave, start taking 1 tablespoon cider vinegar three times a day.  Continue throughout your outing and you just might return home without a bite.

Before resorting to bleach to remove mildew on your deck or your patio furniture, try these milder vinegar-based solutions.

*Keep full-strength white vinegar in a spray bottle and use it wherever you see mildew.  The stain will wipe right off must surfaces, and the vinegar will keep it from coming back for a while.

*Remove mildew from wood decks and wood patio furniture by sponging them off with a solution of 1 cup ammonia, 1/2 cup white vinegar, and 1/4 cup baking soda in 1 gallon water.  Use an old tootbrush to work the solution into tight spaces.

*To deodorize and inhibit mildew growth on outdoor plastic mesh furniture and patio umbrellas, mix 2 cups white vinegar and 2 tablespoons dishwashing liquid in a bucket of hot water.  Use a soft brush to work it into the grooves of the plastic and for scrubbing seat pands and umbrella fabric.  Rinse with cold water; then dry in the sun.

RUBBING ALCOHOL:  Be sure to not confuse denatured alcohol with rubbing alcohol.  Denatured alcohol to ethanol (drinking alcohol) to which poisonous and foul-tasting chemicals have been added to render it unfit for drinking.  Often, the chemicals used in denatured alcohol are not ones you should put on your skin.  Rubbing alcohol is made of chemicals that are safe for skin contact, most often it’s 70 percent isopropl alcohol and 30 percent water.

Ticks hate the taste of rubbing alcohol as much as they love the taste of your dog.  Before you pull a tick off Fido, dab the critter with rubbing alcohol to make it loosen its grip.  Then grab the tick as close to the dog’s skin as ou can and pull it straight out.  Dab again with alcohol to disinfect the wound.  This works on people too.

The problem with ice packs is they won’t conform to the shape of the injured body part.  Make a slushy conformable pack by nixing 1 part rubbing alcohol with 3 parts water in a sel-closing plastic bag.  The next time that sore knee acts up, wrap the bag of slush in a cloth and apply it to the area.

This is just the tip of iceberg of ways to use eco-friendly products that you can make yourself.  I have used most of these recipes for the past 10 years.  They cost next to nothing to make and the results are fabulous.  I use olive oil and vinegar to clean my furniture and  I don’t have to dust again for a month.  The solution seems to repel dust, just mix the olive oil and vinegar like you would for a salad dressing. 

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Water Is Good, But The Bottles Are Not! by Medimanage.com

Water Is Good, But The Bottles Are Not! by Medimanage.com

What is a guaranteed advice from anyone and everyone on health? No matter what diet miracle, he/she may recommend; it comes with- “drink plenty of water”.

And you do.

You take that bottle to Offices; give it to your kids in school, even drink it from the bottle itself.

Unaware about what happens to the water when you put it in the Plastic Bottle. Yes, the Bisleri, Fanta, 7-Up bottle and all other popular drinks which you have carefully cleaned and filled with water at home…..

Research says that keeping water in plastic bottles causes it to leach. Leaching means that some of the chemicals of the plastic enter the water. Use of plastic bottles for a long time and repeated washing increases the chances of leaching. Of these particles BPA or Bisphenol A leached is said to be carcinogenic in nature and harmful to the human body.

Recent research by the National Toxicology program, a division of National Institute of Health, US says that BPA present in some plastic bottles may disturb the hormonal balance in the body by mimicking estrogen or female hormone. It may cause breast cancer and uterine cancer in women and prostate cancer and decreases testosterone in men. It may also affect unborn babies, other research points to increase in insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes.

Sounds awful, doesn’t it? This substance is banned in Europe and other countries but FDA of US still hasn’t banned the substance and there is no ban on bottles containing this substance in India too.

So, the only way to way to stop it from entering your body is to stop using them or reduce the use.

So how do you know which plastic bottle is safe? Check below the bottle, most bottles have a recycle symbol, the number contained inside it shows of what is it made of.

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE) Where is it used: Mostsoft drinks, water, pickle, jelly and jam jars and bottles. Is it safe to use: Yes, it is not known to leach any chemicals that are suspected of causing cancer or disrupting hormones.

High density polyethylene (HDPE)
Where is it used: Milk, water, and juice bottles and grocery, trash and retail bags.
Is it safe to use: Yes, it is not known to leach any chemicals that are suspected of causing cancer or disrupting hormones.

Polyvinyl chloride (V or PVC)
Where is it used: the plastic sheet used to wrap meats, cheeses, vegetables is PVC.
Is it safe to use: No, to soften into its flexible form, manufacturers add “plasticizers” during production. Traces of these chemicals can leach out of PVC when in contact with foods. According to the National Institutes of Health, di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), commonly found in PVC, is a suspected human carcinogen.

-Low-density polyethylene (LDPE)
Where is it used: Some bread and frozen food bags and squeezable bottles.
Is it safe to use: Yes, it is not known to leach any chemicals that are suspected of causing cancer or disrupting hormones, but not as widely recycled as #1 or #2.

Polypropylene (PP)
Where is it used: Some ketchup bottles and yogurt and margarine tubs.
Is it safe to use: Yes, Hazardous during production, but not known to leach any chemicals that are suspected of causing cancer or disrupting hormones. Not as widely recycled as #1 and #2.

Polystyrene (PS)
Where is it used: Foam insulation and also for hard applications (e.g. cups, some toys)
Is it safe to use: No. Benzene, a material used in production is a known human carcinogen. Butadiene and styrene (the basic building block of the plastic) are suspected carcinogens. It is Energy intensive and poor recycling properties.

Other (usually polycarbonate)
Where is it used: Baby bottles, microwave, ovenware, eating utensils, plastic coating for metal cans
Is it safe to use: No. It is made with biphenyl-A, a chemical invented in the 1930s in search for synthetic estrogens. It is a hormone disruptor, simulates the action of estrogen when tested in human breast cancer studies. It can leach into food as product ages. To read more about Water is good, but the bottles are not!

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Are You Drinking and Eating Cancer? Plastic Bottles Will Have You on the Way to Chemotherapy

Are You Drinking and Eating Cancer? Plastic Bottles Will Have You on the Way to Chemotherapy

Drinking or eating from plastic containers that have the chemical bisphenol or BPA is dangerous according to the National Toxicology Program of the United States. It seems that BPA mimics the estrogen hormone disrupting the normal functions of the hormones and cell signaling activities. Several studies have shown that when people are subjected to high levels of BPA they have an increased risk of developing certain cancers such as prostrate and breast cancer and uterine fibroids. Other health issues raised concerning the use of BPA are uro-gentital abnormalities in baby boys, declining semen quality in men, in girls puberty starting early, metabolic disorders, obesity, and attention deficient hyperactivity disorder.

Anything that interlopes in the natural functions of the human body has destructive potential. The chemical is leeches out in higher levels into the food or drink. Heat increases this leeching effect. When containers made of plastic that contains BPA are washed in the dishwasher his chemical is leeched out over and over again and this routine heating causes the amount that is leeched out to increase, according to Retha Newbold, who works at the Environmental Health Sciences
in Triangle Park, N.C.

Seven hundred studies have been conducted regarding the ill effects pf BPA. The containers that it is found in are made of hard, clear polycarbonate plastic. The highest risk group is babies because their bodies are developing and their cells are being programmed. This programming that a baby’s body undergoes is a very sensitive process. This is why it is advisable to switch to plastic baby bottles without BPA in them or use glass baby bottles. It is also best to cook food in the microwave in glass dishes or plates or paper plates. Don’t cover them with clear plastic wrap, use glass dish tops or paper towels. Born Free is one manufacturer that makes plastic bottles and cups without BPA.

BPA can also be leeched into water systems via landfills. The packaging of these products sometimes has this chemical in them: soda cans, food cans, and plastic food containers. Many times the linings of cans contain this obnoxious compound. How much is leeched into food or drinks is dependent upon the acidity of the food or drink; also, the condition of the container and its age play a role in the amount of this compound that can leech out. The best way to reduce risk from plastic lined cans is not to buy them. Instead, buy frozen foods in non-plastic containers or foods in glass containers or fresh foods.

You can get canned foods that are BPA free from Eden foods; the only product that uses a container with BPA is tomato products because they can’t be stored in the alternative lined cans. Eden Foods changed their containers in 1999. Not all experts agree that BPA is harmful to your health, but many do and how can something that wasn’t meant to be in your body be healthy.

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Drinking Water Containers ? The Shocking Truth About Plastic Bottled Water

Drinking Water Containers ? The Shocking Truth About Plastic Bottled Water

The truth is that only glass or stainless steel drinking water containers are best because of the health risks. Here I will show you why and the dangers in plastic bottles.

A plastic drinking water container is made of polycarbonate and the problem here is that one of the compounds used is bisphenol A or BPA which you may have heard of. This has been suspected of being dangerous to human health since the 1930’s.

As it is cheap to produce, it is still used but studies have shown how the BPA leaches into the contents of the container and the longer it’s in there, the more is found. Just think how long you sometimes leave liquids in plastic containers in your fridge.

It can have a detrimental impact on the production of hormones in the body and has been linked to prostate and breast cancer as well. In children it can lead to behavioural problems and can affect brain health.

If you take care to have healthy filtered water at home to remove the many toxins in the water, it makes sense to use a safe drinking water container to store it in and for going out! If you don’t yet have a filtration system at home, then some companies do offer a portable bottle with an in-built filter so you can have healthy water when you’re out.

You will also be helping to reduce the 60 million plastic bottles used each day in the US which adds to the landfills and environmental pollution.

Buying plastic bottled water also does not guarantee that it is any better than tap water as it has little regulation and costs more per gallon than gas for your car. In fact, many bottled waters are frequently recalled after the discovery of contaminants likely to cause health problems and are really best avoided.

Glass or BPA free stainless steel will preserve the taste and purity of the water and help to encourage you to drink more which in turn helps to improve your health and well-being. They can be stored for as long as you like with no risk of contamination.

With the risk so great and the solution so simple, why take the chance?

Stainless steel or glass drinking water containers are the perfect solution and I hope that you now understand why I say that they are the very best, if not the only choice to keep you and your family healthy.

Discover the best home water treatment today.

Ray Hamilton is a dedicated advocate and researcher of the incredible benefits of safe, clean, healthy filtered water. Take a moment to visit his site now at www.healthy-filtered-water.com and discover which products he recommends after extensive research.

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Candle Company Launches New and Improved Web Site

Candle Company Launches New and Improved Web Site

For Every Body LC, a Utah-based candle and air freshener manufacturer, announced today its completely redesigned Web site at http://www.foreverybody.com. The overhaul reflects recent company growth and changes, including the addition of two new wholesale divisions.

For Every Body will officially launch its new home party wholesale division in September 2007 called For Every Body At Home. The For Every Body at Home site allows potential hostesses to request more information about the program, as well as to place orders and redeem hostess rewards.

Candle making supplies and containers are also now available for the first time online. Glass and plastic jars and bottles, tins, lids, sprayers and pumps are being offered at wholesale prices to other candle manufacturers and independent buyers. This eliminates overseas freight costs and makes quality products quickly available to domestic buyers without having to access foreign supply chains.

Charitable causes close to For Every Body such as the recently launched Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign are also featured on the company homepage. Women across the United States are invited to share their story or the story of someone they know. In late September, the company will announce its selection of one woman who will receive emotional and financial support from For Every Body through such things as child care, housekeeping or help with medical bills.

In an effort to share company success, a revived newsroom allows potential and current customers to access the latest For Every Body information, including news releases, magazine and newspaper articles, and a frequently asked questions page. An electronic press kit is available for download, and consumers can watch a brief video which introduces the company. A new company blog shares spotlights about employees, fun feature stories, and updates on new products.

As one of the fastest growing premium fragrance product companies in the United States, For Every Body LC’s new site features its extensive inventory of soy-based candles, air fresheners and bath and body products. The user-friendly design allows consumers and retailers to search for products by keyword or by browsing photographs of each collection. True-to-life fragrances and descriptive label designs make it simple for customers to confidently purchase fragranced products.

About For Every Body

For Every Body is one of the fastest growing premium fragrance product companies in the United States. It owns and operates one manufacturing plant in the U. S. and an extensive Asian supply chain. It has been named on the MountainWest Capital Network’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies list for the past five years. The company sells products across the U. S. and internationally. It also runs retail stores in Utah. For Every Body’s products include candles, air fresheners, and home décor and bath and body products. Products are produced for 88 retail chains and 6,457 Independent chains including Kohl’s, Jo Ann Fabrics and Crafts, Home Depot, Ross, TJ Maxx, Lowe’s, and Zellers.

For more information contact For Every Body, LC. at 888-377-2494 or visit http://www.foreverybody.com.

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