Today, the California State Senate voted to ban the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol -A (BPA) from baby bottles and sippy cups sold in California. “Today’s vote to eliminate BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups is part of re-asserting California’s leadership on environmental health protections…”
Half of US grown fruits, nuts, and vegetables come from California fields, which all depend on the hard work of approximately 700,000 farmworkers. The state’s approach to pesticide use has critical implications for workers and their families, as well as the rest of nation that often relies on the example of policies adopted in California.
A UCSF study published in Environmental Science and Technology today shows the highest reported level of flame retardant chemicals in California pregnant women. PBDEs can disrupt the thyroid system and have been linked to neurodevelopmental problems in children following prenatal exposure