VT Senate to vote on BPA

This week the Senate will vote on a bill that would ban the toxic chemical BPA from baby bottles, infant formula cans, sports bottles, and more.  The science is clear. Numerous independent, peer-reviewed studies have linked BPA to serious helath effects. Now, the FDA has officially stated concern over health risks.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a synthetic estrogen originally considered for use as a pregnancy drug and is now used in a wide variety of products including sippy cups, baby bottles, and water bottles.  BPA can and does leach from food containers and enter our bodies – 9 in 10 Americans have BPA in their bodies, and children have higher concentrations of BPA in their bodies than anyone else. 
This is bad. Even very small amounts of BPA have been linked to reproductive disorders, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and even obesity. And yet the chemical industry is opposing this reform – they want to keep selling toxic chemicals like BPA as long as they can. We can protect our children from this toxin, but we need your help to make it happen.
Toxic chemicals have no place being in children’s products. Parents shouldn’t have to be chemists to know what products are safe for their kids.

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