Keep Harmful Chemicals out of Household Products



[Action Alert] •
The California EPA has proposed listing the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) as a chemical known to cause reproductive harm – which would require products with BPA to carry a warning label. But the chemical industry is suing the state, claiming that there is no science showing BPA is harmful.

We have until Wednesday, 5 PM PST to tell the California EPA to stand up for our health by requiring labeling for products with BPA.

Now scientists are joining us to set the record straight. A letter from 18 scientists to the California agency in charge of regulating BPA says that the science is clear: BPA can harm our children’s and families’ health, at very small doses.

California and several other states have banned BPA from products for small children, but BPA is still widely used in many plastics, including in some plastic cups and dishware, in the lining of canned foods, and many other everyday products. The scientists note in their letter that an enormous amount of recent research has linked BPA to reproductive health problems, including damage to normal sexual development that can lead to reduced fertility and other health risks.

We need to let California EPA officials know that the science is on our side – we will not let industry obstruct this urgent, health-protective labeling. We have the right to know when products contain harmful chemicals.

Please join in supporting this cause – sign the petition here