Thanks to the hard work of advocates across the state, working hand-in-hand with legislators and community leaders, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1319, to protect infants and toddlers from BPA (bisphenol-A), an endocrine-disrupting chemical. This measure limits BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups made or sold after July 1, 2013.
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…”
Just after midnight on September 1, the California Senate failed to pass a bill to eliminate Bisphenol-A (BPA) from food and drink containers for children ages 3 and younger. Senator Fran Pavley (D-Santa Monica) carried the legislation with advocate sponsors Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles, Breast Cancer Fund, and Environmental Working Group.
This week, the California legislature plans to wrap up its legislative session and make many decisions about the services, priorities, and the budget of our state. Amongst the very tough decisions, sending a bill to protect infants and toddlers from exposure to a toxic chemical should NOT be considered a tough decision.
A new study that shows girls are reaching puberty earlier than ever — which puts them at greater risk for behavioral problems as adolescents and breast cancer as adults — is just the latest report to highlight the many alarming health challenges facing our children today. Autism spectrum disorders are on the rise and childhood obesity has become a national epidemic.