Many of you have probably already heard the good news about Gov. Jerry Brown signing into law a ban on bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and sippy cups sold in California. The Environmental Working Group has backed The Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act from the very beginning and was instrumental in its passage.
California is now the largest state to take action against BPA. In a statement after the signing, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said, “The passage of this bill sends a powerful message that this chemical has no business in children’s feeding products. I know from my own experience at the federal level, this proposal faced fierce opposition from the chemical industry. Despite strong lobbying against the bill, the legislature and Governor Brown did the right thing to protect California’s children.”
This is such a major victory, but now I want to encourage everyone out there to push the FDA to ban BPA in these products nationwide. Right now the FDA is considering a ban on BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups, but has yet to take action. Mothers and concerned citizens: make your voices heard – contact your local representative today! Tell them you want a toxin-free future for our children.
Also, be sure you check out the results from a study recently released from Harvard University showing exposure to BPA is linked to behavioral and emotional difficulties in young girls.