Senator Dianne Feinstein
Blog Post List
October 12, 2011
Chalk up a win for moms around the country. After years of battle, the chemical industry has reversed its longstanding position against restrictions on the controversial chemical bisphenol A, known as BPA, and asked the Food and Drug Administration to revise regulations on the use of the chemical in baby bottles and sippy cups. It is ironic that the industry asking federal regulators to revise BPA standards is the very same industry that spent millions of dollars lobbying to block my legislation restricting the use of this dangerous chemical. The American Chemistry Council must have realized...
November 1, 2010
Parents have enough on their plate without having to worry about exposing their children to dangerous chemicals in everyday items that should be safe. Yet cans of chicken soup or a sippy cup filled with milk could very well be contaminated. Bisphenol A (BPA), a man-made chemical, is used in thousands of consumer products to harden plastic, line tin cans, make CDs, and coat receipts. It is a known endocrine disruptor, which means it interferes with how hormones work in the body by blocking their normal function. Even though BPA has been linked to harmful health effects, it is still allowed to...