Stop Poisoning Caused by Industrial Chemicals in Plastics

Target: The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health in Canada

Goal: Remove BPA from food and drink packaging

BPA (or bisphenol A) is a harmful industrial chemical that is commonly used in products around the world. Most often, people are contaminated by this substance via plastic packaging on food, plastic food storage containers, and the lining on numerous canned goods. Many experts have shown that BPA is hazardous to people’s health and should not be allowed in our food production. Consumers are also exposed to this chemical through other common household products such as feminine hygiene products, electronics, thermal printer receipts and many others.

BPA unnaturally mimics the hormone estrogen in the body. It negatively influences cell repair, healthy growth, and fetal development. It is also linked to reproductive issues in both men and women by causing infertility and miscarriages. Bisphenol A increases the chances of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and many others including asthma and thyroid disorder.

Above all, recent studies have shown that bisphenol A is a carcinogen and it is particularly linked to breast cancer.

The majority of people have at least a low-level exposure to this carcinogenic chemical, yet it has been deemed safe for use in food production and packaging. The government claims BPA does not pose a health risk, yet they must continually monitor peoples’ exposure to this substance. Many health organizations around the globe have already admitted to the harmful effects of BPA in babies and infants and have banned its used in bottles. It is time these health organizations acknowledged how bisphenol A is harming the rest of the population.

Help ban BPA from food and drink packaging by signing this petition.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Honourable Patty Hajdu,

Our exposure to the industrial chemical bisphenol A (or BPA) is of great concern to many people. Studies have linked BPA to numerous health conditions including cancer, reproduction issues, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and many others. The harmful effects of BPA on our bodies has caused concern about our contamination from this substance.

Health Canada has deemed that BPA does not pose a health risk to Canadians, and it is time to rethink this claim. Most people have a measurable amount of BPA in their system, and independent studies have shown that the majority of this comes from the packaging on prepackaged food, canned goods, bottles and reusable storage containers.

We urge you, as the representative of our health, to ban this harmful product from use in food and drink packaging in Canada.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: pxfuel.com




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One Comment

  1. Richard Hofman says:

    Only the strongest ones can survive in this broken world.
    There is nearly zero chance to change the endless line of harmful chemicals and other things appearing nowadays on this poor planet at any time and anywhere.

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