Walking away from kids’ health: Legislators duck vote on bill to ban chemical from baby products (San Francisco Chronicle, 7/1/2010)

Check out this powerful editorial (excerpted below) that calls out the 13 California Assembly members who abstained from voting in support of the Breast Cancer Fund-sponsored BPA bill. It’s up for a final vote today.

Lobbyist “fear tactics” to fight BPA ban seem to be working (California Watch, 6/22/10)

The chemical and pharmaceutical lobbyists are at it again, and this time, the California bill that would ban the synthetic hormone bisphenol A, or BPA, from baby bottles and infant food containers hangs in the balance. Investigative journalist Christina Jewett explains…

No silver lining: BPA contaminating our food

A report released today revealed that Americans who eat canned foods may be exposing themselves and their families to levels of bisphenol A (BPA) equivalent to levels shown to cause health problems in animals. The report, No Silver Lining: An Investigation into Bisphenol A in Canned Foods, release by a coalition of public and environmental health … Read more…

NYT’s Kristof sounds alarm re: toxic chemicals and disease

Have mainstream journalists been too dismissive of the connection between toxic chemicals and increasing rates of development disorders, cancer and other illnesses?

Domino effect: more states move to restrict BPA

The movement to ban or restrict BPA – the hormone-disrupting carcinogen found in hard plastics like baby bottles and sports water bottles, and in food can linings – is spreading.