Latest Phthalate Stories

2011-10-03 16:40:00

Maid Brigade honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month with an informative video and tips to create and maintain a safe and healthy home. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 03, 2011 Knowledge is power, and in this case, possibly a matter of life and death. As more information comes out linking chemicals in household cleaning products to breast cancer, Maid Brigade honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month with an informative video and tips to help todayâs women protect their individual and...

2011-08-03 07:05:00

OTTAWA, Canada, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Families and school children may soon breathe easier thanks to EcoLogo®, one of North America's most recognizable eco-labels and part of the UL global network. Today, the EcoLogo Program released its newly-revised environmental standard for hard surface cleaners that limits products containing asthmagens or chemicals known to trigger or aggravate asthma, a disease affecting 25 million Americans and one in 10 school-aged...

2011-07-30 01:51:22

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre has developed three new methods to detect an illegal clouding agent which can be found in sports drinks imported from Taiwan. In late May, the Taiwanese authorities informed the European Commission that significant amounts of phthalates were illegally added to certain categories of sports drinks. These chemicals are believed to affect reproductive performance and fertility, and have been linked to developmental problems with children. Under a...

2011-07-23 00:00:41

Cleure Mineral Makeup has officially launched their highly anticipated Total Cover Concealer, a lightweight concealer that not only enhances beauty, but also over-all health. (PRWEB) July 22, 2011 Cleure is proud to announce the official launch of their highly anticipated mineral Total Cover Concealer. This easy to use, light-weight concealer is the newest member of their mineral make-up line. As with all of Cleure's sensitive skin products, the new concealer is salicylate free, fragrance...

2011-07-01 08:00:00

BEIJING, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: FFHL) ("Fuwei Films" or the "Company"), a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality BOPET plastic films in China, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fuwei Films (Shandong) Co., Ltd. ("Shandong Fuwei") has been certified to be phthalate free based on testing by SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services Co., Ltd. ("SGS") on June 16, 2011. SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services Co.,...

2011-06-16 12:20:21

If parents do just 5 things to safeguard their kids' health: Dust, use green cleaning products, do renos carefully, avoid certain plastics, serve low-mercury fish Leading Canadian health and environmental experts today issued a list of the top five ways parents can protect their children from toxic substances in and around the home. Controlling house dust; switching to less-toxic, fragrance-free cleaners; taking extreme care with renovation projects; avoiding certain types and uses of...

2011-05-12 20:44:00

SAN DIEGO, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As a result of skyrocketing smartphone usage among consumers, QR codes are increasingly being incorporated in marketing campaigns, advertisements and promotions. As a result, more and more consumers are seeing QR codes within the magazines, brochures and websites they read on a daily basis. "We're seeing that people often get excited to scan the QR codes due to the mystery of what is behind them and to see what they ultimately reveal. To keep...

2011-04-25 11:50:00

The 35-year-old federal law governing toxic chemicals in the environment is not enough to protect kids and pregnant women from toxic chemicals --they need an overhaul, says a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. "It is widely recognized to have been ineffective in protecting children, pregnant women and the general population from hazardous chemicals in the marketplace," the academy states in a policy statement that will published in the May issue of the journal...

2011-04-01 09:00:00

AMITYVILLE, N.Y., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SheaMoisture, committed to creating the highest quality, natural products at affordable prices, has partnered with Walgreens to launch a new line of hair care. With Walgreens as SheaMoisture's exclusive national drugstore retail partner, consumers now have easy access to natural, therapeutic and sustainable hair products. The line will be available at more than seven thousand Walgreens stores as well as on Walgreens.com beginning April 1,...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'