Applaud FDA Ban on BPA in Baby Bottles

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Target: Food and Drug Administration

Goal: Support decision to eliminate use of BPA in baby bottles

The chemical BPA (Bisphenol A) has just been banned from being used in the production of baby bottles. The Food and Drug Administration has decided that this chemical, which has been linked to cancer and reproductive problems, is too dangerous to be digested by infants.

Bisphenol A was first synthesized in 1891, and since then has been utilized to produce all forms of plastic. Having been in use commercially since the 1950s, it wasn’t until its height of consumption in the 1980s that anyone began to question the health risks of using it in production. Plastic with BPA is the most common form of plastic in the world, and globally it is used to make water bottles, baby bottles, sports equipment, medical devices, electronics, and more.

The chemical itself gives off levels of a hormone that mimics estrogen, and exposes humans to the risk of some highly negative consequences. The effects of this chemical seem to be most harmful when the person exposed is very young, and studies have shown that young people are often most exposed. We must thank the FDA for taking action to protect American children, and ensuring that all baby bottles are BPA-free.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Food and Drug Administration,

I sincerely support your new ordinance that baby bottles and sippy cups must be made free of BPA. This chemical can be very harmful to children, and its removal from the objects kids are most exposed to will reduce the risk of negative effects. I appreciate your effort to keep American kids healthy.

BPA has been found to link to cancer, obesity, and reproductive disorders. By disallowing its use in baby bottles, you have removed an entire sector of danger from their lives entirely. This simple act could potentially improve the health of those children who would have otherwise been exposed. The decision to remove the BPA from baby bottles was a fantastic one that could drastically improve the lives of many people. Congratulations on your good work and your effort to improve the future.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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