Burlington (VT) - Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) applauds the Vermont House of Representatives for overwhelmingly supporting S.247, An Act Relating to Bisphenol A. This bill will phase out BPA in reusable food and beverage containers and in the plastic containers, jars or cans that store infant formula or baby food, in favor of safer alternatives.
“Studies and research have shown that BPA exposure is linked to a high number of health problems, including infertility, miscarriage, and breast and prostate cancer,” said Jill Krowinski, Director of Communications for PPNNE. “This bill is a common-sense first step to getting toxic chemicals out of everyday products, getting important chemical information into the hands of consumers and retailers, and engaging market forces to encourage innovation and safer technology.”
PPNNE believes that it is our responsibility as a health care organization to help our patients make the link between our health and the products we put in our bodies, on our bodies, and in our homes. S.247 is an important step in providing the much needed information about what products these harmful chemicals are in so that men and women who are planning their families can ensure that the products they use on a daily basis do not hinder their ability to have a safe and healthy pregnancy and family.
PPNNE has a blog www.good-chemistry.org, which discusses the effects chemicals have on our reproductive health and tips for safer alternatives.
Director of Communications
April 30, 2010
May 04, 2010