Tell Maine: Keep Toxic BPA Out Of Baby Products
  • Petitioned Thomas B. Saviello

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Senator, Environment and Natural Resources Committee, Maine
Thomas B. Saviello
Representative, Natural Resources Committee, Maine
Melissa Walsh Innes
Senator, Environment and Natural Resources Committee, Maine
Roger L. Sherman
Representative, Natural Resources Committee, Maine
Jane S. Knapp
Senator, Environment and Natural Resources Committee, Maine
Seth A. Goodall
Representative, Natural Resources Committee, Maine
James M. Hamper
Representative, Natural Resources Committee, Maine
Joan M. Nass
Representative, Natural Resources Committee, Maine
Joan W. Welsh
Representative, Natural Resources Committee, Maine
Ricky D. Long
Representative, Natural Resources Committee, Maine
Denise Patricia Harlow
Representative, Natural Resources Committee, Maine
James W. Parker
Representative, Natural Resources Committee, Maine
Bernard L. A. Ayotte
Representative, Natural Resources Committee, Maine
Robert S. Duchesne

Tell Maine: Keep Toxic BPA Out Of Baby Products

    1. Danny Jensen
    2. Petition by

      Danny Jensen

      Los Angeles, CA

Maine's Governor Paul LePage has blithely dismissed the dangers of bisphenol A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting chemical found in everything from cash register receipts to canned foods to baby bottles, claiming that he hasn't seen enough scientific evidence to support a ban on BPA in Maine. Despite LePage's claims to the contrary, there exists a long and ever-increasing number of widely-accepted scientific studies linking BPA with harm to the reproductive system, learning disabilities, breast and prostate cancer, early puberty in girls, diabetes, obesity, and other health problems.

After a public hearing in 2010, the Maine Board of Environmental Protection voted to ban BPA from reusable food and beverage containers (including baby bottles, sippy cups, and water bottles) beginning in 2012. But now Governor LePage has proposed rolling back Maine's Kid-Safe Products Law and the BPA ruling, and in doing so, risks the health and safety of Maine's children and families

LePage's dismissal of the dangers of BPA and his intentions to roll back Maine's ban on the hormone-disrupting chemical, appear to be motivated by out-of-state pressures from the chemical industry, not from any concern for the health of Maine's residents or economy. By favoring corporate interests and ignoring enormous scientific consensus about the hazards of BPA, Governor LePage places the health and safety of Maine's children at risk. 

Help keep children in Maine safe by telling the Maine's Environment and Natural Resource Committee to authorize final adoption of the BPA rule to phase out BPA in baby bottles, sippy cups and other reusable beverage containers.

 

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      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Toxic chemicals found in baby bottles aren't usually fodder for comedic material. Unless, of course, you happen to be Maine's Governor, Paul LePage.
      Last week, LePage blithely dismissed the dangers of bisphenol-A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting chemical...

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    • sharron parker watters LIMINGTON, ME
      • over 3 years ago

      We need to get lePage out of office!!

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    • Orre-Ann Alexander HARRISON, ME
      • over 3 years ago

      Recently having a niece this piece of news shocks me. I do not want my 5 month old niece ingesting these chemicals. I hope that my contribution to this petition helps in the efforts.

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