Bisphenol A (BPA)
Bisphenol A is a toxin found in cans, sports bottles, food-storage containers and baby bottles. Hundreds of studies have linked BPA to health problems including breast and prostate cancer, early puberty, and developmental issues in fetuses and babies.
- CU disappointed with FDA’s action on BPA
There is enough scientific evidence to date to warrant a ban on BPA in food contact products now
- CU urges the California Assembly to ban BPA
The bill would ban the use of BPA in food products and packaging designed for children under three
- Enactment of BPA ban in Suffolk County, NY hailed
The decision makes it the first jurisdiction in the nation to ban BPA
- Bill banning BPA in Suffolk County, NY passes
The decision would make it the first jurisdiction in the nation to ban BPA.
- CU: Ban BPA in children’s products
FDA tacit in acknowledgement of BPA health concerns
- Want to avoid BPA? Kick the Can.
Thousands of you recently helped us pass state laws to get the chemical bisphenol A out of baby bottles and sippy cups. And we’ll keep working at the state and national level to make sure every infant and toddler in the nation is protected from this harmful chemical. But it’s not just children who are Continue Reading
- AMA comes out against BPA
At its annual meeting this week, the American Medical Association adopted a position against the use of BPA in children’s products such as baby bottles and sippy cups, and supports a ban on the sale of such items. The new policy “recogniz[es] BPA as an endocrine-disrupting agent and urg[es] that BPA-containing products with the Continue Reading
- BPA bans go into effect today in Europe, China
Stores in European countries will be clearing shelves today as a ban goes into effect on the sale of baby bottles containing the chemical BPA. A similar ban recently announced by China’s Ministry of Health set June 1 as the start of a moratorium on manufacturing baby bottles containing BPA. China’s ban on selling or Continue Reading
- Down to the wire: will Oregon ban BPA today?
Oregon parents, health experts, businesses, child care workers, and consumers are pushing for a bill to remove Bisphenol-A (BPA)-leaching baby bottles and sippy cups from Oregon’s store shelves. But if the chemical industry has its way, half-truths will doom this business-savvy public health bill. Senate Bill 695 passed the Oregon Senate in April with a bipartisan majority Continue Reading
- BPA update: CA moves forward, OR stalls
It’s good news/bad news this week for state bans on BPA in kids’ products. 2011 marks the second year in a row that the Oregon legislature failed to finalize a bill, which stalled this week when an Oregon House of Representatives committee neglected to move on it by Monday’s deadline. The bill, which already passed Continue Reading
- CA votes on BPA ban today
The California State Assembly will vote today on a bill to protect our most vulnerable residents–babies and toddlers–from Bisphenol-A (BPA), a harmful chemical in their food and drink containers.
- Who says BPA is safe? Better follow the money.
In Maryland, a bill to ban BPA in infant formula and baby food containers awaits signature on the governor’s desk. When a group called the Competitive Enterprise Institute ran an op-ed in the Baltimore Sun this week claiming that banning BPA was more dangerous than the chemical itself, we had to step in to set Continue Reading
- Not ‘if’ but ‘when’: getting BPA out of canned goods
BPA’s days in food and beverage packaging are numbered, according to an opinion piece over at foodproductiondaily.com which cites two recent events as indicators of the direction the market is headed.
- BPA Ban in Maine
Maine has become the latest state to impose a ban on the harmful chemical BPA. Both the Maine House of Representatives and Maine Senate voted to approve a prohibition on the sale of certain children’s products that contain BPA, which was developed under Maine’s Kid-Safe Products Act. Governor LePage had until April 22 to veto Continue Reading
- CU rebuts industry’s BPA “facts”
The battle to ban BPA, a chemical used in baby bottles, canned food liners and many other products, continues in several states. Hundreds of studies point to adverse effects of BPA on human health, from lowered sperm counts in factory workers where BPA is used, to increased diabetes rates in people with elevated BPA levels. Continue Reading
- BPA: a threat to health that's hard to avoid Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Monday December 19, 2011)
- FDA agrees to determine safety of BPA Source: Washington Post (Wednesday December 7, 2011)
- Soaring BPA Levels Found in People Who Eat Canned Foods Source: FOx News (Wednesday November 23, 2011)
- Check Your Receipt: It May Be Tainted Source: New York Times (Tuesday November 1, 2011)
- France: MPs vote to ban use of Bisphenol A Source: The Local (Thursday October 13, 2011)
- Chemical Industry Shifts on BPA After Spending Millions to Fight Legislation Source: New York Times (Wednesday October 12, 2011)
- Gov. Jerry Brown bans BPA from baby bottles and cups Source: Sacramento Bee (Tuesday October 4, 2011)
- Controversial BPA found in canned kids' foods, report says Source: MSNBC (Wednesday September 21, 2011)
- California Governor Brown: It's Up to You to Ban BPA in Baby Bottles Source: Huffington Post (Tuesday September 20, 2011)
- No more games - it's time to ban BPA Source: San Francisco Chronicle (Friday September 2, 2011)