Posted by: NCC Poverty Initiative Director | April 12, 2012

Insufficient Evidence that Government Cares about Health. (What?!)

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Grandma, Grandpa, Great and Uncles! Toxic chemicals are bullying kids' health. Use your wisdom and moral authority: Protect future generations from life-endangering chemicals.

This month, the Food and Drug Administration concluded that there is “insufficient evidence” to ban a nasty toxic chemical called bisphenol-a (BPA). BPA is found in aluminum cans (including infant formula), and until recently, baby bottles.

We’re asking older adults to speak out with unique moral authority and wisdom, standing up for God’s children.

If you’re not an older adult, you can ask older adults in your life to sign the letter.

Numerous studies have linked BPA to early puberty in girls, ADHD, type II diabetes, heart disease, infertility, and prostate and breast cancer. Advocates pushed government to collect the necessary evidence to take BPA off the market. The burden of proof was so high, hundreds of pages of studies weren’t enough to ban BPA. 

Well, we have “insufficient evidence” that our government cares for the health of God’s children and future generations. Our current national chemical policies allow legions of chemicals to end up on our store shelves without any guarantee of their safety. But we can change that.

Over the past few months, NCC has been collecting signatures from older adults to speak with unique moral authority to Congress. We need grandparents, great aunts and uncles, and older adults to speak even louder — with holy outrage to fix our toxics problems now. Click here to speak out as an older adult calling for a healthier future.

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