EWG Petition Re: BPA

Tell the Senate to Label BPA

Halimah Allah,

The dangers of the toxic chemical bisphenol A are no secret.

Even tiny amounts of BPA can disrupt the endocrine system. It has been linked to a wide variety of ills, including infertility, cancer, obesity, diabetes, early puberty, behavioral changes in children and resistance to chemotherapy.

In other words, it has no place anywhere in our food or food packaging – yet it continues to be used to coat the insides of most of the 131 billion food and beverage cans made in the U.S. annually.

The good news is, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has introduced the BPA in Food Packaging Right to Know Act, a bill that would require food companies to label packaging that contains BPA.

Click here to tell your senators you have a right to know about BPA in food packaging. Tell them to support S. 821.

This important bill would not only make sure consumers know which food packages contain BPA, but also instruct the Food and Drug Administration to investigate the hazards of trace exposures to BPA through food packaging.

Last year, EWG scientists scrutinized more than 250 canned food brands and found that more than a third of them were still using BPA-based epoxy can linings for all their products.

The BPA in Food Packaging Right to Know Act would make sure American consumers know which products contain BPA and would empower the FDA to investigate and regulate it.

Tell your senators: Support S. 821, the BPA in Food Packaging Right to Know Act.

Thanks for standing with us,

Ken Cook
President, EWG

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3-Minute Health Fixes

3-Minute Health Fixes

April 11, 2012

A smiling woman making a salad(BlackDoctor.org) – So you want to kick your healthy living up a notch? Good for you! But where to start? Well, it’s a combination of lifestyle habits that really makes the difference.

Following are totally doable tricks that can offer big benefits. These little health moves can make you stronger, smarter—even happier.

Stop a migraine. Have sex! Many people say a headache is a reason to not have sex. In fact, there’s data that in 66% of women, having sex at the initiation of migraine symptoms prevents the headache from coming.

Ease back pain. Strengthen your core. A lot of back pain is not just about weak back muscles; it’s about having weak core muscles. Get a 10 minute core workout DVD and do it 3 – 4 times a week. That way you’ll get the variety of exercises you need, without focusing too heavily on one area, like the abs.

Boost your immune system. Take 1,000 IU of vitamin D a day. D greatly affects your immunity, in addition to enhancing bone density.

Fight cancer. Eat a cup or more each day of organic blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, or black raspberries. These dark berries contain a number of phytochemicals that may protect against cancer in general, and may specifically help prevent esophageal, colon, and mouth cancers.

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Sharpen your memory. Take tech breaks. Digital technology has increased our ability to scan and get just the essence of something, but that also leads to an inability to retain information. Set a hard and fast rule that all tech goes off at 7pm, or that there’s no tech happening during family time. During the break, you’ll be able to digest all of the information you’ve been taking in, think about what’s important, and plug it into your memory.

Lower your blood pressure. Walk at least 10,000 steps a day (track it with a pedometer). Take the stairs, walk around your office, walk to work, or park your car farther away from your train platform or office building. Do this regularly for a few weeks, and your blood pressure tends to go down.

Prevent Diabetes. Floss your teeth once a day. It decreases the reaction that makes your blood vessels more vulnerable to diabetes and inflammation.

Keep your digestive system going. Eat more fiber. That small move may help prevent colon cancer and ease constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. And the benefits go beyond the GI tract: Think lower cholesterol, higher energy, weight loss, and possibly even a lower risk of heart disease.

Reduce breast cancer risk. Exercise. Start a running or walking group, or an exercise group with friends. You will stick with it because you don’t want to let your friends down, it will help with weight control (which is key for breast cancer prevention), and the support will help you deal with stress.

Link: http://blackdoctor.org/1801/3-minute-health-fixes/


MomsRising.org | Petition: Tell Manufacturers to Stop Marketing BPA to Kids!

MomsRising.org | Tell Manufacturers to Stop Marketing BPA to Kids!.

Tell Manufacturers to Stop Marketing BPA to Kids!

A new study by the Breast Cancer Fund shows that the dangerous toxic chemical BPA appears in a wide variety of canned foods specifically marketed towards kids like Campbell’s Disney Princess Cool Shapes Pasta with Chicken in Chicken Broth and Campbell’s Toy Story Fun Shapes noodles. BPA is linked to breast cancer, obesity, prostate cancer, learning disabilities, infertility, and more!

Tell Campbell Soup Company, Con Agra (maker of Chef Boyardee), Annie’s Homegrown and Hain Celestial (maker of Earth’s Best) to stop marketing BPA to kids.

Dear Campbell Soup Company, Con Agra, Annie’s Homegrown and Hain Celestial, I am concerned that a recent report found bisphenol A in your canned food marketed to kids. Lab studies have linked BPA to breast cancer and a host of other health concerns, and children may be particularly vulnerable to the effects of hormone-disrupting chemicals like BPA. BPA does not belong in food, especially foods marketed to young children. As a consumer, I have the right to know, especially at the point of purchase, if there is BPA in the food that I am considering buying for my family. Please let me know what you are doing to phase out BPA from your canned food packaging and what safer alternative you are using in its place.

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