Boiling Water Spikes Bisphenol A Levels : TreeHugger
We have been saying for a while that polycarbonates bottles can leach Bisphenol A, a gender bender and that it was time to ditch them; now a new University of Cincinnati study shows that the temperature of the liquid inside has the most impact on how much BPA is released.
According to Martin Mittelstaedt of the Globe and Mail, “Adding boiling water to polycarbonate plastic bottles causes a dramatic spike (55 times as much!) in the amount of bisphenol A, or BPA, leaching from containers into drinks, according to a U.S. research team.
The finding suggests that parents sterilizing polycarbonate baby bottles by heating them in water or in a microwave may be inadvertently increasing the amount of the estrogen-mimicking chemical leaching from the containers. It also indicates hikers who use the bottles as a thermos to store hot tea or liquids may be doing the same.”
In Norway, No Car Is "Green"
Apparently Norway takes the phrase “truth in advertising” to heart. New restrictions imposed by the state-run Consumer Ombudsman have banned the use of the words “green,” clean,” and “environmentally friendly” in car advertisements.
Musicians don’t get it yet.: reader comment from TimD43 – CNET News.com
That’s why I buy merchandise at concerts… I know that’s the only way to really financially support the acts I like. They make jack s— off of album sales (unless they’re an established megastar with leverage to negotiate terms), but they keep most, if not all, of the proceeds from merchandise sales at live performances.
Some promoters or venues demand 30% or even 40% of the merchandise gross, even if the performer uses their own seller. This and this happens as a result. One time in San Antonio we sold merch from the hotel across the street instead of in the venue – following in Tony Bennett’s footsteps who had come up with that idea a few weeks earlier… I announced that the venue was asking too high of a percentage and I seem to remember that it became our second biggest merch-sale ever.