Need for Congress to Update TSCA Highlighted by FDA Refusal to Ban BPA

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."
— Alice Walker, author of "The Color Purple"

Now is Not the Time to Give Up

Last Friday's news from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), that they are refusing to ban the harmful hormone disruptor bisphenol-A (BPA) from all food and drink packaging, highlights the need for Congress to an update the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
“The FDA is out-of-step with scientific and medical research. This illustrates the need for a major overhaul of how the government protects us against dangerous chemicals.”  - Dr. Sarah Janssen, senior scientist for public health at the Natural Resources Defense Council speaking with the Associated Press
I am certainly not one to look to my government to protect me from every ill, but when it comes to the very survival of the human race, what is needed is a dedicated, systematic and scientific approach to protecting our future. 
"There have been a number of studies over the past 15-20 years, which suggest that sperm counts in man are on the decline. Since these changes are recent and appear to have occurred internationally, it has been presumed that they reflect adverse effects of environmental or lifestyle factors on the male rather than, for example, genetic changes in susceptibility. If the decrease in sperm counts were to continue at the rate that it is then in a few years we will witness widespread male infertility." - The Internet Journal of Urology ISSN: 1528-8390

What You Can Do

Your very first stop should be the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families website where you can send an email and ask your Senator to co-sponsor the Safe Chemicals Act (S.847).  Once you have made this  super easy and extremely important step to insure a healthy and safe tomorrow, hang out a bit on the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Family site and get to know this organization that is dedicated to reforming our out of date, and ineffective, TSCA. 

I have already contacted, and will continue to contact, my United States Congressional Representatives, Senator Bill Nelson and Senator Marco Rubio asking that they Co-sponsor Safe Chemicals Act S.847. 
Join me, contact your representatives and never give up your power.

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Sources: AllGov,  ISP
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