Finally, Ban Toxic BPA (2 Easy Actions)!
12.01.09 Finally, Ban Toxic BPA (2 Easy Actions)!
If you are here on MightyNest, you've probably heard of BPA. It's an endocrine disruptor that shows up in plastics: in baby bottles, water bottles, the lining of cans, and dental sealants. And more and more reports are showing its toxicity in humans.
BPA has been linked to early puberty, reproductive problems, cancer, behavior problems, and obesity. Every day, there are new studies about the dangerous affects of BPA at low doses.
So it is high time to act. I have two ways I'd like to share with you. First off, the Senate is considering the Ban the Poisonous Additive Act of 2009. It needs a co-sponsor in the Senate. That could be your state's senator! Please encourage them to co-sponsor this bill with an action from the good folks at the Center for Health and Justice.
According to the CHEJ, "Fortunately, right now the Senate is considering the "Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2009 (S.593 - the BPA Act of 2009)," legislation introduced by Senator Feinstein that would ban BPA from food and beverage containers.
Packaging additives like BPA are leaching from cans into food and then into people exposing - in the process -- our kids and our families to an unsafe, hormonally active chemical. The weight of the evidence from the over 200 peer-reviewed low-dose studies show that there is no safe level of exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals like BPA. "
The FDA is also due to release its new recommendations on BPA. You can urge them to ban BPA from food containers with this petition from Momsrising. We could very well be seeing the final days of BPA! And these two actions will help end the unnecessary toxic exposure of millions of people to BPA.