You’ve likely heard about bisphenol A (BPA). It’s a notorious synthetic estrogen that’s found in all types of products: from food cans, to receipt paper, to dental amalgams, to the lining of some infant formula packages. We’re concerned about its presence in these products because exposure to this chemical, even in low doses, is linked with many of the chronic health problems we see on the rise today, including: breast and prostate cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
As a health professional you have a unique opportunity to weigh in on the problem of BPA in food packaging—the largest source of our exposure to BPA. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently considering a petition to ban the use of BPA in infant formula packaging. Right now, the public has the opportunity to comment; your voice as a health professional can make a difference in this debate.
You can tell the FDA that they should protect developing babies and children by banning BPA in infant formula packaging. Although banning BPA from infant formula is an important step in the right direction to protect healthy child development it does not go far enough. Babies are also getting exposed to BPA through baby food in glass jars and cans, and through breast milk.
That’s why your action is also needed to urge the FDA to immediately release its long awaited safety reassessment of BPA, rule BPA unsafe and ban this hormonally active chemical from all food packaging.
Not a health professional? Take action on our concerned citizen page.
Read and sign on to the petition below.