Has the tide turned on BPA?

Congress introduces bill to ban the endocrine-disrupting chemical in food packaging


  1. The “Ban Poisonous Additives (BPA) Act of 2014” was introduced into both chambers of Congress on July 9, 2014.
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  3. If passed, the bill will empower the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to remove BPA from food packaging, label food packaging that still contains BPA while alternatives are developed, encourage manufacturers to replace this hazardous chemical with alternatives that are safer for workers and consumers, and require the agency to review the safety of all food contact substances.
  4. See below for more info on BPA including a web chat with leading experts on the issue:
  5. Web Chat: NRDC's Maricel Maffini & EDF's Sarah Vogel discuss BPA
  6. The bill has a long way to go before it becomes law- raise your voice to tell Congress that you're ready to say goodbye to this toxic chemical!