Chemical industry lobbyists block measure to protect infants and toddlers (Huffington Post, 11/19/2010)

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The Breast Cancer Fund has been working with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to create public policy that would protect Americans from bisphenol A (BPA), an estrogenic chemical linked to breast cancer and found in hard plastics, can linings and more. Unfortunately, her bipartisan proposal to ban BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups was blocked by chemical industry lobbying last week.

Read what Sen. Feinstein has to say about BPA and the future, from the Huffington Post:

One day our children will look back and wonder why we willingly risked our health by exposing ourselves to harmful chemicals like bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in thousands of consumer products. Unfortunately, chemical industry lobbyists wish to delay the inevitable for as long as possible. Just as the tobacco industry once told us it was safe to smoke cigarettes, the chemical industry is trying to tell us it's OK to ingest harmful chemicals. It's not OK. (Read complete article.)

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