By March 31, the Food and Drug Administration will decide whether to continue to allow the use of BPA in food packaging.
Enviromental Working Group has made it easy to contact the FDA. Click here to tell the agency that you support a ban on BPA in all food and food containers.
I am writing today as a supporter of Environmental Working Group to urge you to ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in all food and all food containers. Before you announce your intentions on March 31, 2012, I am appealing to you to protect not only me but all consumers, especially children and others who are particularly vulnerable to the toxic effects of BPA.
As a concerned citizen, I understand that BPA is a toxic chemical and that it has been associated with breast cancer, prostate cancer, insulin resistance, reproductive defects and miscarriages. Nevertheless, BPA is allowed in consumer products, drinking water and food, the top exposure source for most people.
As a result, studies have found BPA in breast milk, saliva, urine, amniotic fluid and cord blood. It is especially troubling that children and fetuses are exposed to such a toxic chemical during development, which can result in permanent harm.
Because you have the ability to protect Americans from this toxic chemical, I ask that you prohibit the use of BPA in food packaging and repeal all regulations that currently allow the use of chemicals that can result in BPA contaminating food.