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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23757 3.3 years ago Jim Altree Durango, CO , US
23756 3.3 years ago Kahlil Arnone Brooklyn, NY , US
23755 3.3 years ago Kahlil Arnone Brooklyn, NY , US
23754 3.3 years ago Temple Weste Kahului, HI , US
23753 3.3 years ago Matt Flohre Lima, OH , US
23752 3.3 years ago Haley Hartsook Knoxville, TN , US
23751 3.3 years ago Jill M. Reese Tucson, AZ , US
23750 3.3 years ago carolyn dulai haslett, MI , US
23749 3.3 years ago Karen Mitchell Vancouver, WA , US
23748 3.4 years ago William Winburn Rancho Palos Verdes, CA , US
23747 3.4 years ago Julie Austin Los Angeles, CA , US
23746 3.4 years ago Ken Maurice Anchorage, AK , US
23745 3.4 years ago Ken Maurice Anchorage, AK , US
23744 3.4 years ago Michelle Rice Olmsted Twp, OH , US Plastic packaging needs to be banned since it is not biodegradable.
23743 3.4 years ago Damien McLeod Key Largo, FL , US
23742 3.4 years ago Erin Gregoire Manchester, NH , US
23741 3.4 years ago Carl Cundy Custer, SD , US
23740 3.4 years ago K. Arnone Brooklyn, NY , US
23739 3.4 years ago K. Arnone Brooklyn, NY , US
23738 3.4 years ago JOY CHAMBERS Millbury, MA , US
23737 3.4 years ago Pat Shelton Jacksonville, FL , US
23736 3.4 years ago Lauren Gedlinske Apple Valley, MN , US
23735 3.4 years ago Julie Palich Louisburg, NC , US I avoid using plastics whenever possible now.
23734 3.4 years ago Rebecca Farmer Berkeley, CA , US
23733 3.4 years ago Wilmalyn Puryear Lutherville Timonium, MD , US
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