Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial resin used to make hard, clear plastic film, most notably reusable water bottles and protective lining on the inside of metal-based food and beverage cans. BPA can mimic hormones, which raises concerns about its safety in consumer products. Most notably, studies have shown that BPA is an endocrine disruptor and can impact the neurological system and thyroid function, and may also contribute to breast cancer, neuroblastoma, and prostate cancer.
Commonly known as “PVC” or “vinyl,” polyvinyl chloride is one of the most common synthetic materials. PVC is useless without the addition of stabilizers such as lead and phthalate plasticizers. Lead is heavily toxic and is known to interfere with a variety of body processes, organs, and tissues including the heart, bones, intestines, kidneys, and reproductive and nervous systems. The development of the nervous system is particularly fragile in children, and they are therefore at the greatest risk. Phthalates, primarily used to soften polyvinyl chloride (PVC), are also known to be endocrine disruptors and can contribute to breast cancer as well as obesity.
Dioxin is an organic chemical that can be found in a variety of products and are highly toxic, according to the World Health Organization. Because of their inherent stability and their ability to be dissolved by fat tissue, dioxins can exist in the body for years. Dioxins affect the reproductive and developmental systems, can damage the immune system, disrupt hormones, and cause cancer.
These materials not only cause damage to our health, but severely impact the environment as well. All our films are free from bisphenol A, PVC, phtalates, lead, dioxins, Perfluorooctanesulfonates (PFOS), Perfluoroctanoicacid (PFOA) and other toxins, and our products conform to Prop 65 and FDA regulations for direct and indirect food contact (depending on the application). We will gladly provide certification and back-up documents to support these statements.