Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical that has been linked in recent research to breast and prostate cancer, reproductive system abnormalities and a host of developmental problems in early childhood, is being used in a wider range of products – and in higher concentrations – than thought before.
Despite objections from the chemical industry, most scientific studies show that BPA may pose major health risks because it mimics estrogen, affecting reproduction and neural development. Infants and toddlers have the highest risk because they have the highest level of exposure at a time when risks to reproduction and neural development are the greatest.
It's time that we stop exposing our children and ourselves to this toxic chemical.
Tell your senators to support the BPA-Free Kids Act, and stop the manufacture and sale of food and beverage containers for infants and toddlers that are made of BPA!
Subject: Support the BPA-Free Kids Act (S.753)
Dear [Decision Maker]:
As your constituent, I urge you to support the BPA-Free Kids Act (S.753). Despite objections from the chemical industry, most scientific studies show that Bisphenol-A (BPA) may pose major health risks, such as breast and prostate cancer, reproductive system abnormalities and a host of developmental problems in the womb and early childhood. Concerns about exposure early in a child's life also extend to early onset of puberty in females and obesity.
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BPA is used in a wide range of products and consumables, despite scientific studies that demonstrate the harm to our health and the health of our nation's children. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that 95 percent of Americans tested have BPA levels at or above levels that cause abnormalities in animals.
It's time that we stop exposing our children and ourselves to this toxic chemical. Please support the BPA-Free Kids Act today.
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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