Thank you to Dr. Maricel Maffini of the Soto/Sonnenschein
Laboratory for her powerful testimony yesterday which helped
moved this mountain!
Thank you to all of the amazing testimonies and participation
from all of the students including Regina Roofeh, Tehreem
Rehman, William Zhou and Zachary Rotter.
News12 March 3, 2009
SMITHTOWN - Suffolk County
lawmakers made an unprecedented move Tuesday to get toxic
and potentially harmful baby bottles off the shelves.
Legislators voted unanimously to ban the sale of baby bottles
and sippy cups that contain the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA).
BPA, they say, is toxic and commonly found in the products.
The ban is the first of its type in the nation.
“This would ensure that the products we stock on
our shelves here in Suffolk County will be BPA-free,”
said Leg. Steven Stern (D-Huntington).
Some health advocates and officials believe exposure to
BPA could cause early puberty, diabetes and cancer later
in life. Major stores like Wal-Mart and Babies“R”Us
have voluntarily stopped selling products containing the
Concerned parents can look on the bottom of baby bottles
for a recycle triangle symbol with the number seven. That
marking is a tell-tale sign BPA is present, officials say.
“This bill means protecting lives, saving lives”
added Laura Weinberg, of the Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition.
The ban takes effect in 90 days.