Congress: Keep Toxic BPA Out of Our Bodies and Our Food!

Congress: Keep Toxic BPA Out of Our Bodies and Our Food!


About the Petition

New legislation introduced into both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives would remove the toxic chemical bisphenol A from food packaging, including cans and beverage containers.

While BPA has been banned from baby bottles, sippy cups, and infant formula packaging, the hormone-disrupting chemical is still widely used to line food cans. The Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2014 would direct the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove BPA from food packaging, label food packaging that still contains BPA while alternatives are being developed, encourage manufacturers to replace this hazardous chemical with alternatives that are safer for workers and consumers, and require the agency to review the safety of all food packaging.

More than 300 laboratory and human studies have linked low levels of BPA exposure to a staggering number of health problems, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, infertility, early puberty, and diabetes. Even minuscule amounts have been shown to disrupt normal prenatal development.

Tell Congress to make our food safer by banning BPA from food packaging.

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