Say No to Plastics Poisoning Us

A new report in Mother Jones finds that even if plastic bottles and food containers were rid of a notoriously dangerous additive called BPA, they would in many cases remain unsafe -- putting people at risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes, obesity, heart disease and numerous other serious ailments.

Estrogenic chemicals -- as dangerous as BPA and worse -- are used in plastics found in water bottles, baby bottles, and all kinds of food containers. The Environmental Protection Agency does not test or regulate these chemicals. Consumers have no way of knowing what's in a product by looking at it or by checking what type of plastic it is.

This petition will be submitted to the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Background:
Mother Jones: The Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Plastics
Democracy Now: Are Any Plastics Safe?
Living on Earth: BPA-Free Does Not Always Mean Safe

We demand that the federal government serve its primary function of keeping us safe by ending the use of untested chemicals in our food and drink containers.


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Number Date Name Location Please add a comment if you ...
23807 8 months ago Deborah Hudson Anacortes, WA , US
23806 1 year ago Andy Dee Savage, MN , US
23805 1 year ago Leslie Dee Savage, MN , US
23804 1 year ago Anonymous canton, OH , US
23803 1 year ago Catherine Hart Mount Airy, MD , US
23802 1 year ago Stephanie J. Goldbach Berlin, NY , DE
23801 1 year ago jeff hopkins Lindenhurst, IL , US
23800 1 year ago Jessica Graham Palm Springs, CA , US I'm saying NO to the use of plastics!
23799 2 years ago Dora Allain DUMONT, NJ , US
23798 2 years ago Marilyn Lowen southfield, MI , US
23797 2.1 years ago Reba B. Gainesville, FL , US
23796 2.1 years ago Anonymous Stockton, MO , US Banning all plastics would be better for our health and the environment. Glass and steel work just as well and are reusable for most liquid applications plastics are used in.
Reuse and refill *...
23795 2.2 years ago Christine Cerqueda Paranaque, ot , PH
23794 2.2 years ago david hollister st pete beach, FL , US We deserve the right not to ingest toxins in our food or the containers that our food comes into contact with!
23793 2.3 years ago Jeanne Mackay Marysville, MI , US
23792 2.3 years ago B MacDonald Greenfield, MA , US
23791 2.3 years ago E Wheeler Greenfield, MA , US
23790 2.4 years ago Alan McPherson Kewanna, IN , US
23789 2.5 years ago Karen Neubauer Huntsville, AL , AU
23788 2.5 years ago Lauren Rogers Long Beach, CA , US
23787 2.5 years ago Giuseppina Bonanni Bridgeport , CT , US
23786 2.5 years ago Bina Israni South San Francisco, CA , US
23785 2.6 years ago Christine Kasten Tucson, AZ , US
23784 2.7 years ago Herman S. Simms, Jr. Detroit, MI , US
23783 2.8 years ago Dino Nartea DALY CITY, CA , US
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