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Potentially harmful chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) is in the blood of 93 percent of Americans aged 6 and older and enters infants through baby bottles. Studies have shown that BPA -- which is used to make plastics such as hard, clear plastic baby bottles -- may lead to breast and prostate cancer, obesity, reproductive system abnormalities and, in infants, developmental problems.
Canada has already banned BPA from baby bottles. The U.S. Congress should do the same, plus more: BPA is also found in items ranging from food packaging and water bottles to dental sealants.
From witnessing the effects of BPA in experiments, scientists believe this is a toxin the government cannot ignore. Congress needs to act to eliminate this potential health threat before it's too late. Tell Congress to ban BPA and any other potentially harmful chemical from products that serve as gateways to our bodies.
18 July 2012 - Success!
The US Food and Drug Administration bans bisphenol A (BPA) from children's drink containers.
On July 17, the FDA voted to ban BPA, an estrogen-mimicking chemical that can seep into food, from baby bottles and children’s sippy cups. In 2010, the FDA made an announcement concerning “potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children." This dangerous chemical had already been banned in several states and a federal ban was long overdue. Read more >>
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