10 states and Washington, DC have taken measures to protect the health of students and staff in school buildings. Let's make certain PA is next! Ensure that all cleaning and maintenance products used in PA schools are third party certified. Sign our petition here, so that all schools clean with nontoxic products!
Pittsburgh, PA - A report released on the last day of March by six nonprofit organizations that tested nearly 200 food can linings for the toxic chemical, Bisphenol A (BPA) found that two out of three cans tested have the chemical in the lining. BPA is an endocrine-disrupting chemical that negatively impacts our hormonal systems. Evidence suggests it may contribute to a host of harmful health effects including breast and prostate cancer, infertility, type-2 diabetes, obesity, asthma and attention deficit disorder. Other studies have demonstrated the capacity of BPA to migrate into food and then into people, raising concerns about exposures to low, but biologically relevant levels of BPA. Read the full report here.
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