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 ...
23782 2.8 years ago Laura Gipperich Drolshagen, ot , DE
23781 2.8 years ago Ellen Jamieson Leonia, NJ , US Also, ban the use of petrolium to make plastic. Less harmful alternatives do exist.
23780 2.9 years ago Reba B. Gainesville, FL , US
23779 2.9 years ago Ed Weiss Van Nuys, CA , US
23778 2.9 years ago Dianne Delcourt Saline, MI , US
23777 3 years ago Sylvia Chandler MN , US
23776 3 years ago Bina Israni South San Francisco, CA , US
23775 3 years ago John Welch Huntington beach, CA , US
23774 3 years ago Patrick Sennello Zephyr Cove-Round Hill Village, NV , US
23773 3.1 years ago Daniel Eastman Elk Mountain, WY , US
23772 3.1 years ago Anonymous Ukiah, CA , US
23771 3.1 years ago Tom Berti Pinehurst, ID , US It never seem's to amaze me as to how the love of money and power can harm so many people.
23770 3.1 years ago Carol Hobbs MO , US
23769 3.1 years ago Sam You San Antonio, TX , US
23768 3.1 years ago Barbara Hayes Barnstable, MA , US
23767 3.1 years ago Olivia Lim Davis, CA , US
23766 3.2 years ago Ross Meier Punta Gorda, FL , US
23765 3.2 years ago Jennifer Uribe Huntersville, NC , US
23764 3.2 years ago Ellen Wasfi Dover, DE , US
23763 3.2 years ago Melissa Martinez Los Angeles, CA , US
23762 3.2 years ago Aubrey Raimondi new york , NY , US
23761 3.2 years ago cora blackman plainville , MA , US
23760 3.3 years ago Honey Friedman New Orleans, LA , US
23759 3.3 years ago Cathy Chen Rolling Hills Estates, CA , US
23758 3.3 years ago Erica Crytzer Interlaken, NY , US Plastics are strangling and poisoning the planet.
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