Every time you drink a can of soda or eat pizza made from canned tomato sauce, you are consuming bisphenol A (BPA) – a synthetic estrogen! This is because BPA leaks from the lining of the can and into your food and beverages. By March 31 – just days away – the federal Food and Drug Administration will decide whether or not to continue allowing food packaging with BPA in it. Make your voice heard! Act now before the FDA decides. Email the FDA today and tell them you want BPA out of your canned drinks and other food packaging!
Here is a sample letter, but feel free to make any changes!
Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Commissioner Hamburg,
Please ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in all food and beverage containers.
BPA is a synthetic form of estrogen, and research shows that BPA could increase the risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes or miscarriages. It may interfere with chemotherapy if consumed by breast cancer patients. Even though the level is low in each food package, it adds up! Studies have shown that BPA is in breast milk, saliva, urine, amniotic fluid and cord blood.
We are grateful that the FDA has finally banned BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups, but that is not enough to protect our children. As Commissioner, your decision about BPA will affect the health of adults and children across the country, for decades to come. Please ban BPA from food containers.