Update on July 23, 2012
Thanks to all of you who've signed the petition! We're taking a stand against the harmful chemicals hiding in many products that we use everyday – and our voices are being heard! Just last week, the federal government announced (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/science/fda-bans-bpa-from-baby-bottles-and-sippy-cups.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss) an official ban on the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, in baby bottles and sippy cups!
This is a huge victory in the fight to protect American citizens from dangerous products, however there is still work to be done to ensure the safety of future generations from the potentially life-threatening effects of BPA. Hundreds of plastic items - from water bottles to CDs to dental sealants - still contain BPA, threatening the development of the reproductive and nervous systems in our babies and young children. Moreover, about 90% of Americans (http://experimentalvaccines.org/2012/04/19/93-of-americans-have-plastic-in-their-blood-urine-bisphenol-a-bpa/) still have traces of BPA in their urine, mainly from the chemicals seeping out of food and beverage packaging. We must keep pressuring the FDA to expand BPA bans to all the consumer items we bring into our homes; invite your friends (http://www.causes.com/causes/621655-health-and-wellness/actions/1649719?open_inviter=true) to sign the petition calling for further BPA regulation!