Ask Your Senators to Co-sponsor the BPA Act
As the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) continues to grab headlines, the U.S. Senate is considering legislation to ban the chemical from food and beverage containers. Now we need you to ask your senators to co-sponsor this timely and important bill.
On November 5, Consumer Reports magazine released a report showing that a wide range of canned food it tested contained BPA. The report concluded that children eating multiple servings per day of canned foods could get a dose of BPA near levels that have caused adverse effects in animal studies. A few days later, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote a compelling piece sounding the alarm on this hormone-disrupting chemical. And a study released on November 11 revealed that male Chinese factory workers exposed to high levels of BPA had increased incidences of sexual dysfunction.
These reports just add to the growing body of scientific evidence—now more than 900 studies—that show BPA, a synthetic estrogen linked to breast cancer and other serious health problems, is bad news. (Learn more about BPA.)
You Can Help
The good news is that Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has introduced a bill in the Senate that would ban this toxic packaging additive from all food and beverage containers. (Learn more about the BPA Act of 2009.)
The bill needs your senators’ support, so reach out to let them know this issue is important to you! Use the form below to ask them to co-sponsor the Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2009.