California EPA: Protect Children and Families from BPA!
  • Petitioned Monet Vela, California EPA

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Monet Vela, California EPA

California EPA: Protect Children and Families from BPA!

    1. Petition by

      Amy Brenneman and the Center for Environmental Health

We know the toxic plastic chemical BPA can harm our children and family. Now we have just until 5pm Pacific time today to tell the California EPA to stand up for our health by requiring labeling for products with BPA!

As a Mom, I’m tired of chemical companies telling me what’s safe for my children and family. Case in point: the California EPA has proposed listing the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) as a chemical known to cause reproductive harm – which would require products with BPA to carry a warning label. But the chemical industry is suing the state, claiming that there is no science showing BPA is harmful!

We know that’s bunk – and now scientists are joining us to set the record straight. A letter from 22 scientists to the California agency in charge of regulating BPA says that the science is clear: BPA can harm our children’s and families’ health, at very small doses!

Now it’s our chance to have our voices heard! Cal EPA is accepting public comments on the proposed BPA listing – but only until this Wednesday! Make your voice heard – please sign my petition today to join these scientists and add your voice to thousands who want safer products for our children and families!

California and several other states have banned BPA from products for small children, but BPA is still widely used in many plastics, including in some plastic cups and dishware, in the lining of canned foods, and many other everyday products. The scientists note in their letter that an enormous amount of recent research has linked BPA to reproductive health problems, including damage to normal sexual development that can lead to reduced fertility and other health risks.

We need to let California EPA officials know that the science is on our side – we will not let industry obstruct this urgent, health-protective labeling. We have the right to know when products contain harmful chemicals!

Please join me in supporting the science on this risky, harmful chemical! Sign my petition for safer products for our children and families today!

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      • 3 months ago

      I love children and animals and we are loosing too many due to the harmful effects of chemicals such as BPA.

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    • Michael Gaffney LORTON, VA
      • 3 months ago

      BPA needs to be illegal

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    • Heather La Riviere CHICAGO, IL
      • 4 months ago

      As a mom I am concerned that my children will be harmed by BPA in theenvironment.

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    • Tom Finholt WILDWOOD, MO
      • 4 months ago

      Children have rights too. And a right not to be harmed. And have fun and learn.

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    • Victory Angelite BELLE PLAINE, KS
      • 4 months ago

      I actually think we just don't need any harsh chemicals put into anything we make. I believe in economical friendly materials to be used on everything so that our Earth would not be polluted with dangerous toxins. And I also believe everyone should be aware of dangers of such chemicals put into products etc.

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