SB 1032, written to protect our Children from BPA, has been rejected...

program date: 
Wed, 03/10/2010

 

Host Erik Jorgensen speaks with Jen Coleman from the Oregon Environmental Council about the recent rejection of SB 1032 by the Oregon Senate. In mid-February the Oregon Senate rejected a bill that would have protected Oregon’s children from exposure to bisphenol A (BPA). SB 1032 would have banned manufacturing, distributing or selling reusable containers made with bisphenol A if the container was designed to be filled with liquid or food intended primarily for consumption by children less than three years of age.

Hundreds of scientific studies show that the chemical BPA is harmful to children’s health. BPA is an industrial chemical produced in billions of pounds each year to make hard, clear polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. Small amounts of the chemical have been found to leach into food and drink from polycarbonate baby bottles, water bottles and food containers, and from the epoxy lining of metal food and beverage cans. Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expressed concern about BPA and provided guidelines for parents on how to limit their children’s exposure.

 Be sure to attend the Governor's Environmental Task Force Meeting TONIGHT, March 10th!!! 

 

Comments

Senator Johnson, Senator Schrader and Senator Verger Failed Us

Why won't anyone publicly point a finger at the three Democratic Senators that voted No on this bill?  Sen. Betsy Johnson, Sen. Martha Schrader and Sen. Joanne Verger.  Females and "Democrats".  As females, I would think they'd be more sensitive to the issue given that a large portion of concerned citizens about BPA is made up of mothers.  Is it because they all received money from the OR Grocers Assoc PAC.  In fact, Schreder received $4,500 from the PAC back in 2002 when she first ran for state office.  She received another $500 in her last campaign.  Verger, received $5400 from food processing and sales donors in 2008 alone.  The final muskateer, Betsy Johnson, received $4,000 from food processing and sales donors in 2008. 

S in PDX, a mother trying really hard to keep her kid BPA free

 

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