Lawmakers Offer Foolish BPA Bill

acshlogo“Senator Chemophobe” Again Tries to Ban BPA from Food Packaging,” By American Council on Science and Health.bpa_free_a
He’s back at it again. Democratic Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts (along with two of his acolytes in the House) is now introducing a bill that would ban BPA from food and beverage containers. The Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2014, as the bill is named, would also give waivers to those manufacturers who want to seek “safer” alternatives to BPA, while requiring them to label their packaging as containing BPA. The bill’s purpose, according to its supporters, is to protect consumers, specifically “the elderly, pregnant women, children and workers”, because as Jason Reno, the director of government affairs for the “scare de jour” Environmental Working Group (EWG) says, “Science shows that BPA is present in the vast majority of Americans and is harmful to human health. It has been linked to cancer, obesity, diabetes, infertility, hormone disruption and early puberty in children. Congress is taking an important step on behalf of our most vulnerable populations to help reduce exposure to BPA.”  Read more.

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