SIGG President Steve Wasik must have expected trouble when the story broke about the lining of his company's bottles, and customers have not been particularly impressed with his response, demanding replacement of their
When it comes to the political side of the Bisphenol A (BPA) story, we owe a real debt to Meg Kissinger and Susanne Rust of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. They have followed the money (FDA Chair Studying BPA Took $5 Million Donation From BPA Supporter
After the news came out that SIGG was being, shall we say politely, a bit disingenuous with statements like those in the ad above, I suggested that people might as well keep using them, suggesting that this was an issue of trust and transparency, not
TreeHugger has been all over Bisphenol A this week, but there is another gender bender chemical that we have been talking about since John wrote There’s A Frog Disruptor In My Soap three years ago: Triclosan. It is in all kinds of so-called
Commenters have been all over me for suggesting that old SIGG bottles that are lined with epoxy resin made with Bisphenol A (BPA) are safe to keep using. One blogger, Real Green Girl, writes: "Really? Lloyd Alter, after 4 postings and an ambush of
After writing our recent posts on SIGG bottles, (see SIGG Bottles Now BPA Free. But What Were They Before? and SIGG Update: Did We Get It Right?) I was asked the question "should i get rid of my sigg bottles? And maybe mine are ok, but what about the
Michael Arrington of Techcrunch has said about blogging: "Better to get it fast than to get it right." And sometimes we do get it wrong. A year and a half ago I wrote about the issue of Bisphenol A in SIGG bottles, and spoke with Steve Wasik, the CEO
A year and a half ago we asked Are Sigg Aluminum Bottles BPA Free? and our answer was inconclusive. SIGG bottles consistently tested with no detectable levels of Bisphenol A (BPA), but when we asked if their liner was made with BPA, CEO Steve Wasik
OK, So you have given up on canned baby food and switched to glass to avoid the endocrine disruptor Bisphenol A (BPA), right? Well, maybe not. Health Canada (which last year banned BPA in baby bottles) tested baby food bottled in glass and
I am a big fan of Rick Smith, and the work he has done at Environmental Defence. He has been a leader of the campaign to get Bisphenol A, phtalates and brominated flame retardants out of our bodies. He and Bruce Lourie have done great stuff.
John recently informed us that Six US Baby Bottle Manfacturers Walk Away From Bisphenol-A (Polycarbonate) Designs. Walmart and others have pulled them from the shelves. Others suggest that this is all an over-reaction. What have you done?
We have noted before that bisphenol A (BPA) is a key component of the epoxy liner in canned food and drink, so it should really be no surprise that new tests at Health Canada found it in pop cans. The chemical is thought to be an endocrine
Warren Beatty would never make it in Canada today; you just won't be able to get that silky, smooth feeling now that the Canadian government is taking action against D4 and D5, chemicals that have been linked
For well over two years we have been wondering why they still allow chemicals like triclosan in products like soap, creams and even toothpaste. We know people are crazed about using antibacterial products, even though they do more harm than good. They