I wanted to pass this very appropriate and timely email on to all of you green mommies. A new friend of mine, Monica, so graciously sent this to me. Moms we have power and together we are even more powerful, so lets fight this BPA war and win! No more BPA…enough is enough!
Please join me in stopping toxics in baby bottles. The evidence is mounting. After years of concern about the safety of baby bottles, children’s care products, and other food and beverage containers that contain the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), the verdict is in–and it’s not good.
Yesterday the Canadian government announced it is planning to ban the use of BPA in baby bottles, and declared BPA dangerous.[1] And, earlier this week, the Los Angeles Times reported that the U.S. based National Institutes of Health (NIH) concluded that there is “some concern” that babies, fetuses, and children are in danger because BPA harms animals at the low levels found in nearly all human bodies.[2] Sadly, a recent study found this chemical in all five leading brands of American baby bottles.
It’s enough to sink any mother’s stomach. Let’s take a second to take a collective deep breath, and then mobilize for major action. Sign a petition calling for the CEOs of the leading manufacturers of baby bottles to stop the use of BPA in our baby bottles and other children’s products.
TAKE ACTION: http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1768/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=1177
Sign on now and we’ll send the petition to the CEOs of Avent, Disney/First Years, Dr. Brown’s, Evenflo, Gerber, and Playtex in collaboration with Center for Health, Environment, & Justice and other organizations.
Tell everyone you know about this! The more signatures, we have, the more the CEOs will get the message that consumers want healthy products, not toxins. With the current media attention on BPA, this is a critical moment to take advantage of that momentum and push these CEOs to stop using it in baby bottles.
WHAT DOES IT DO? Growing children are especially at risk to chemicals as they face greater exposure per pound of body weight. Even fetuses are susceptible as chemicals, including BPA, cross the placenta in pregnant women. Over 130 studies suggest that BPA exposure, even at low doses, is linked to many health problems, including early puberty, breast and prostate cancer, obesity, attention and hyperactivity disorder, brain damage, altered immune system, and lower sperm counts.[3]
This is a widespread issue which we need to address together. A 2007 study by the Environment California Research and Policy Center found that all five leading brands of baby bottles leached BPA at levels found to cause harm in numerous laboratory studies.[4]
It is time for all parents to take action!
*Click here to sign the petition: http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1768/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=1177
* Consider sharing this email with your friends. Let’s show ’em we MOMS mean business.
Toxins, lead etc in any childrens products are simply unacceptable!
Thanks for your work on behalf of all children!
P.S. For tips on how to limit exposure to BPA, see http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/15/AR2008041502161.html
[1] http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2008/04/18/bisphenol-a.html?ref=rss
[2] http://www.latimes.com/features/health/medicine/la-na-plastic16apr16,1,498138.story
[3] http://www.environmentcalifornia.org/environmental-health/stop-toxic-toys/bisphenol-a-overview.
Thanks to Momrising.org for starting this!

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