Today, I wanted to bring you something very important: the ability to get involved and make a difference. This is a little different from my normal posts, but I felt compelled to provide you with information to get involved and stand up for the safety of your family!
I feel that as a citizen of this country, we have the privilege and responsibility to make our voices heard by the government of people who are supposed to represent us.Contacting your senator and representatives is one of the greatest privileges we have (and they have actually written back, how awesome is that?)
Your senator wants to do whats best for his/her constituents and looks forward to hearing your perspective on the issues. So, today I wanted to give you a chance to make your voice heard in a very important bill that is going to be discussed. If you are a US citizen, I encourage you to get involved!
It has come to my attention that the US Senate will be looking at the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510). This is critical federal food safety legislation and I urge you to take action to make sure you take the 30 seconds necessary to support this bill.
Here is part of a letter I got from Ken Cook, President EWG Action Fund:
We expect the food we eat to be safe, but events like the recent recall of more than half a billion eggs show us our system is failing us.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) plans to offer an amendment to the food safety bill that would ban the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) from sippy cups, baby bottles, baby food and infant formula containers.
We need to protect our kids from BPA. Over 200 studies have linked BPA to health effects such as reproductive disorders, prostate and breast cancer, birth defects, low sperm count, early puberty and effects on brain development and behavior.
To make sure that both this vital amendment and underlying legislation have strong support, we need you to contact your Senators today and urge them to support both the new food safety bill and Senator Feinstein’s BPA amendment.
BPA leaches from containers like sippy cups, baby bottles, baby food and infant formula canisters into the food and drink inside where it is then ingested by babies and children. The CDC found BPA in 93 percent of all Americans.
Just last year EWG research revealed BPA in umbilical cord blood of newborns, which demonstrates that babies are exposed to this toxic chemical before they are born.
While the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act will address many of the enormous problems with our food safety system, we also need to act now to protect children from BPA. Senator Feinstein’s amendment banning the potentially harmful chemical BPA from children’s food and drink containers is an essential amendment to this bill.
This bill will help protect your kids from this dangerous BPA that can cause so many health issues (even in the unborn!) and is not a necessary additive to plastics! This is very important to get out of the products that are supplied to the public and help people stay healthy! Do what is best for the health of your family and take 30 seconds (at most) and click on the link below to make a difference in our government policy today!
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