The Maine Campaign for BPA-Free Food
Protect Your Family’s Health:
Join the Maine Campaign for BPA-Free Food
To protect the healthy development of babies and children, we must end exposure to BPA in our food supply. Our campaign will:
1. Celebrate the success of ending use of BPA in plastic baby bottles, sippy cups, and infant formula cans;
2. Ask Maine state agencies to phase out BPA in baby food and toddler food containers under the Kid Safe Products Act; and
3. Ask all candidates running for the Maine Legislature in 2012 to support closing a loophole that allows BPA use in most canned foods.
Learning disabilities, prostate cancer, breast cancer. These are just a few of the concerns with BPA (also known as bisphenol A), a widely used, man-made chemical that wreaks hormone havoc early in life. Over five billion pounds of BPA are produced every year by Dow Chemical, Bayer, Sunoco and other toxic chemical makers.
Concern about the health threats of BPA has grown ever since BPA was discovered polluting the bodies of 93% of all Americans. Most people are exposed to BPA by eating canned foods. BPA leaks out of the can linings, contaminating the food or beverage inside. Metal lids on glass jars also leach BPA into our food. BPA exposure could be slashed by two-thirds if food packaging were BPA-free.
How you can support the campaign for BPA-free food
1. Collect signatures and postcards to help educate candidates for the Maine Legislature about why we must get BPA out of our food supply.
2. Write a letter to the editor
3. Share this with your friends
To get involved, contact:
Emma Halas-O’Connor at ehalasoc@preventharm or 207-699-5799
For more information on BPA go to our resources page by clicking here.