Tell Oregon Lawmakers: Protect Kids from BPA Poisoning
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Tell Oregon Lawmakers: Protect Kids from BPA Poisoning

    1. Sarah Parsons
    2. Petition by

      Sarah Parsons

      Silver Spring, MD

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.

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. EU Bans BPA in Baby Bottles, but Oregon Lawmakers Refuse

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Last week, Europe's ban on the sale of baby bottles containing the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) went into effect. The chemical, commonly found in hard plastics and can linings, has been linked to a devastating list of health...

    3. Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      New study: BPA exposure is underestimated

    4. Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      One of the many disorders BPA exposure has been linked to: Childhood asthma

    5. Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      The E.U. recently banned BPA in baby bottles. Why won't Oregon?

    6. Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Senate Bill 695 died in Oregon's House, but the fight isn't over yet!

    7. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Alan Francisco SAN YSIDRO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      BPA will not help Oregon's next generation.

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    • Barbara Tomlinson SEATTLE, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      Our Lawmakers should not allow themselves to be intimidated by Big Business and Profit-taking Corporations, into MESSING WITH OUR KIDS' HEALTH!!!

      They can't keep shoving this issue "under the table and out-of-sight" FOREVER.

      "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."

      Let Legislators hear how DIS-SATISFIED WE ARE with their spineless, big-business-donors-friendly attitude!!!

      Tell them OUR KIDS COME FIRST; NOT their partying, cash-under-the-table funding, good ol' boy "business" cronies!

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    • Pamela Snook ALOHA, OR
      • almost 3 years ago

      Of course, ban this in Oregon. But, why not ban it everywhere? Our children deserve healthy immune systems from the beginning of life.

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    • Bonnie Breckenridge SAN DIEGO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      So, you don't care about the health and welfare of children, only about your own profit? Hm, must be Republicans.

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    • Patricia Sharp PORTLAND, OR
      • almost 3 years ago

      Breast milk is the best milk. Parents are too busy these days to spend more time and bond with their wee ones.

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