Tag Archives: Bisphenol-A

Deadline TODAY: Protect Children and Families from BPA!

It’s past time for California to require labels on products with BPA. We have just until 5pm on Wednesday April 10th to take action! Join actress and mom Amy Brenneman in calling for BPA labeling!

For Some Chemicals, Less Is More

Crossposted from Huffington Post When scientists suspect a chemical may cause cancer or other illnesses, one way they do testing is to expose lab animals to high doses of the substance and then see what happens. When anything tested this way shows harmful effects, industry goes on the offensive, arguing that only massively unlikely doses [...]

How to Host a Toxies Viewing Party in Style!

Want to watch the Toxies, but don’t live anywhere near Los Angeles?  Don’t worry, you can still get in on the action by hosting a Toxies Viewing Party at home with friends and family! Already, dozens of Toxies fans across the country have signed up to host viewing parties in their own communities–from Minnesota to [...]

Cranberry Sauce Showdown

Yes, we know we know:  Your mom/aunt/uncle/(insert family member here) is the best cook in the world and no one knows how to make gravy or stuffing or mashed potatoes like she/he does.  We’d never argue with that, but all we’re saying is that Thanksgiving dinner is wide open to interpretation, and that’s exactly what [...]

Victory! BPA Ban Signed into Law

Last night, California Governor Jerry Brown sign the Toxin-Free Infants and Toddler’s Act into law! This valuable legislation will keep Californian kids safer and healthier by banning bisphenol-A (BPA) from baby bottles and sippy cups.  This would not have been possible without the thousands of CEH supporters who have shown their support for this bill [...]

The Language of Legislation

Before last Tuesday, I had thought of California’s state capitol in Sacramento as a distant place of legal lingo – not a place where my California casual accent, littered with “like” and “totally”, would be well-received.  I thought it would be a place where multisyllabic theological speak would infiltrate perfectly simple ideas. But last week, [...]

Hitting the Bottle

Since last week was full of celebrations in honor of Memorial Day, and the “unofficial beginning of summer” (although you’d never know it from where I’m sitting; it hailed this morning), you might have missed another cause for celebration:  The passage of AB 1319 last week by the California State Assembly.  The bill, once passed [...]

Get Ready for the Red Carpet Event of the Year: The Toxies 2011!

You’ve probably heard about the the Razzies, a satirical spin on the Oscars, but you may not have heard of the Toxies.  June 16, 2011 brings us the second annual red carpet awards ceremony for “Bad Actor” chemicals will take place at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. “The Toxies”, created by CEH ally coalition, Californians [...]

Greenwash of the Month: Coke’s New Green Image Canned by BPA

In 2010, “Coca-cola went green” according to a Forbes article.  Yes, the beverage behemoth has hopped on the “green-your-corporation-for-a-better-public-image” bandwagon, starting partnerships with Big Green groups Conservation International (who’s having their own problems after being caught on tape offering to help conduct a greenwash effort for representatives of a faux arms dealer)  and World Wildlife [...]

BPA In Paper Money

It turns out that the cash in your wallet may be contaminated with the dangerous chemical BPA.  A recent study found that BPA (a widely used chemical that causes genetic damage, miscarriages, birth defects and acts like a hormone) is present in paper money.  Water bottles, baby bottles and sippy cups just a few years [...]