Call your Senator today and make sure SB 797 reaches the Governor’s desk! 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 — a measure already passed by both the houses but pending one procedural vote in the Senate — should NOT be considered a tough decision. SB 797(Pavley) would prohibit the synthetic estrogen, bisphenol-A (BPA) in baby bottles, sippy cups, food and formula containers meant for children 3 and younger.
Today the California State Assembly passed a bill to eliminate Bisphenol-A (BPA) from food and drink containers designed for children ages 3 and younger. A coalition of health professionals, scientists, parents, and health advocates, supported this measure and herald its passage as a major step in protecting children’s health and advancing chemical policy reform.
Last week, the President’s Cancer Panel released a groundbreaking report, urging the President to: “…remove the carcinogens and other toxins from our food, water, and air that needlessly increase healthcare costs, cripple our nation’s productivity, and devastate American lives.”
California Senator Dianne Feinstein continues to lead the nation towards safer alternatives to bisphenol-A (BPA). In this Op-Ed, she describes in no uncertain terms what’s at stake when deciding whether or not to take action on this hazardous chemical.
Today, the California state Assembly failed to pass SB 797, a bill which would have banned the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) from use in children’s sippy cups, infant formula and other food and drink products designed for children aged three and younger.