Conflict with Chemicals

Canada is on the verge of taking a bold step where no other nation has gone before. They will classify the chemical BPA (the synthetic sex hormone found in plastic baby bottles, water bottles and other food packaging) as a toxic substance.

It shocks and dumbfounds me that the FDA (a US federal agency mandated to protect us from harmful toxins in our food and drinking water) continues to claim that BPA is safe, even after 100 peer-reviewed studies have proven otherwise. EWG research has found that BPA is linked to "cancer, brain and nervous system malfunctions, behavioral problems, reproductive system damage, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other serious illnesses". Even studies by the US government's National Toxicology Program, which is regulated by the FDA, show that "BPA may present some risk to fetuses and infants" and has called for further research.

Now what is going on here? We are being duped people; the wool is being pulled over our eyes time and time again and it's time we stop acting like herded sheep, entrusting our health to those who care more about not rocking the boat and fattening their wallets via a sea of chemicals. We must always question the source and purity of the foods we consume, especially when it comes to baby products, personal care products, bottled drinking water and food. If we don't, it could literally cost us our lives.

No wonder so many children are increasingly being diagnosed with peculiar cancers and autoimmune disorders. The BPA plastics that we use at every turn are not only robbing our children's birthright to a healthy beginning, but we are continually chiseling away at our future's health. If we want to be strong, we need to act quickly and be heard. Leave apathy at the door on this one, it's that important. As a nation we are getting sicker year by year and we don't have to just stand by and allow it to happen.

Good job Canada for stepping up! Thank you for being our role model against toxic exposure and consumption. Let's follow Canada's lead and demand that the highest quality standards are being met by our own local, state and federal agencies. By pushing for accountability, we will see remarkable changes take place.

You can start by visiting www.fda.gov and searching BPA through their search engine. After reading their multiple articles, please share your thoughts with them by clicking on the "Contact the FDA" link. They can't know how we feel about this important issue if we don't tell them. Use your voice and while you're at it encourage your friends to do the same. Our voices Do matter!

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