Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a hormone-disrupting chemical that's been linked to heart disease, diabetes, early onset puberty, reproductive problems, childhood asthma, and a host of other health disorders. Despite the growing mountain of evidence showcasing BPA's potential health risks, the chemical still appears in countless food and beverage containers, including kids' products like baby bottles and sippy cups.
Oregon's Senate Bill 695 attempted to protect the state's infants and children from BPA's dangerous health risks. The bill would have banned BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups by 2012, created an advisory group to consider "BPA-free" labels for canned foods and beverages, and required the Oregon Health Authority to use BPA-free infant formula containers by 2013.
Despite widespread support for SB 695 from environmental, health, and labor groups as well as from Governor John Kitzhaber, the legislation died in the House.
But it's not too late to protect Oregon's children! Some lawmakers are working on another bill that would ban BPA in kids' products like baby bottles and sippy cups. Let's help protect Oregon's kids from a dangerous toxin linked to all kinds of health disorders. Tell Oregon lawmakers to pass a state ban on BPA in children's products.