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The endocrine-disruptor bisphenol-A (BPA) has been linked
with serious health problems, including cancer, birth defects, and heart
disease. Several countries have banned it, and a number of US states have
banned BPA in baby products (toys, bottles, sippy cups).
Unfortunately, BPA is still in children’s dental devices,
cash register receipts, and food packaging. It is used as a sealant in the
lining of canned foods, and it’s in many plastic bottles.
A new bill introduced by Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) in the
Senate, and Reps. Lois Capps (D-CA) and Grace Meng (D-NY) in
the House, would ban BPA in food packaging. The bill, S 2572 and HR 5033,
currently has twenty-one sponsors in all. Please contact your legislators
immediately and ask them to support the Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2014,
also known as the BPA Act.
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