It may soon be illegal to have Bisphenol-A (BPA) in sippy cups, baby bottles, infant formula, and baby food. According to Grist, the California State Assembly will be deciding the fate of Assembly Bill 1319, the Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act today.
BPA exposure has been linked to increased risk of cancer, diabetes, and reproductive issues, to name a few. And 90% of us have sketchy levels of this stuff in our bodies already. Celebrity eco- and health-activists like Meryl Streep have been raising awareness on the dangers of BPA for years. She once said that “consumers need to be like chemists or toxicologists when they go shopping.”
BPA is already nominated for this year’s Toxies for Least Sexy Performance:
Bisphenol-A (BPA) began her career as an estrogen impersonator in the 1930s, making her a true grandame of the craft. She evolved into an incredibly versatile actor, now appearing in many major productions, including food packaging, water bottles, receipt paper, construction epoxies and more. All this exposure, along with her off-screen drama of heart disease, reproductive problems, cancer, thyroid issues, plus highly publicized dalliances with decreased sex drive, obesity and autism has led to audience, reviewer, and producer fatigue; new leading ladies have been found for some roles, and are actively being sought for others.
This is the first step, California…then let’s get it out of everything, like receipts and canned food!