BPA for Babies? Say No in Maryland: NOW!

February 24th, 2010

If you’re been reading my blog for a while, you know I’ve written about the debate over BPA a lot over the past two years – like here, there, here and there, for starters! I’ve talked about BPA in The Washington Post and on many other great green blogs.

Now it’s time to do something.

We now know that BPA traces are found not only in adult bodies, but in the blood of newborns,  thanks to “Body Burden” tests  conducted by The Environmental Working Group.

But the fact is, to avoid BPA in Maryland, you need to be savvy. You need to be a Mom who is educated about chemicals and the risks they pose, and one who is willing to seek out BPA-free products, which typically are more expensive than products containing BPA.

I think it’s a social justice issue. Why should only educated, affluent women be able to choose BPA-free products for their kids?

We can change this in Maryland. This week debate is expected to start on the BPA-Free Babies and Childrens Act. Let’s have Maryland join Canada, Minnesota and Connecticut in banning BPA in babies and childrens products.

Let’s stop experimenting on the weakest in our society – our babies and children.

What can you do? Click here to send an email  to your local delegate. It’s fast and easy.

What else? Tell your friends. Because not everyone knows about BPA, which hundreds of studies have linked to serious health problems, including obesity, heart disease, liver abnormalities, impaired brain development, cancer, and a number of reproductive problems.

— Lynn

Copyright 2010 OrganicMania

5 Responses to “BPA for Babies? Say No in Maryland: NOW!”

  1. Sheri on February 24, 2010 9:26 pm

    Write to the white house, talk to the manufacturers of products and tell them you want change, tell your neighbors, your friends etc. Be vigilant. This is vital.

  2. Anita on February 25, 2010 1:54 am

    Thank you for your thoughtful post, and for linking to the MomsRising action! We really appreciate it.

    -Anita, MomsRising.org
    .-= Anita´s last blog ..FMLA: After 17 Years, It’s Time to Take the Next Step =-.

  3. Lynn on February 25, 2010 8:18 am

    Anita and Sheri, Thanks for your comments. It will be interesting to see the outcome of the vote. I view BPA more through the prism of Kid Safe Chemicals – I’m actually not convinced it’s the WORST of the offenders out there, but we’ve got to level the playing field so that our laws reflect the cumulative impact of multiple chemical exposures on our bodies. — Lynn

  4. Claire on February 25, 2010 8:26 am

    Thanks for spreading the word, Lynn! It’s the great work of Maryland moms like you that will get this bill passed!

  5. Lynn on February 25, 2010 1:44 pm

    Wow…and it passed! How amazing is that! 46 to 0!

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