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Breast cancer UK has started a petition to ask for BPA to be banned from food and drink packaging. BPA mimics oestrogen and has been linked to increased incidences of breast cancer. 95% of us have BPA in our bodies and a major source of this is through our food. The link to the petition is here:

http://www.change.org/petitions/ban-the-use-of-bisphenol-a-bpa-in-all-food-and-drink-packaging

Happy mama to Ed, Max, Tilly and Ben. Still learning every day.

blimey that is shocking, I have signed it!

lucky Mum to two daughters aged 6 and 3.
http://greenbabies-missking.blogspot.com/

Me too. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah x

Thanks for sharing this:-)
Just signed and will forward!
This is so important!
There is so much research that points towards many different types of health effects from BPA, including neurological, birth defects, thyroid function, obesity etc etc.

Therese

Not used the blog very much recently, but this page came to mind:

http://gentlyparentingtwins.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/reducing-exposure-to-toxins-in-plastics.html

Husband to an amazing wife and learning all the time from twins boys (Dec 2007) and their younger brother (March 2011)

Thanks for highlighting this. Signed and shared. Therese, I’m interested in the connection to thyroid function, do you have any good links?

Mummy to 4 little pixies: Seren (feb 08), Merri (may 09), Nerys (june 11) & Lyra (April 13)

http://www.crystals-and-ice.co.uk/ My sister’s amazing bead shop

Hi Heggle,

Just very quick reply - this is a starting point:-)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisphenol_a#Thyroid_function

Therese

Thanks, I can see I’ve got some reading to do! Scary stuff!

Mummy to 4 little pixies: Seren (feb 08), Merri (may 09), Nerys (june 11) & Lyra (April 13)

http://www.crystals-and-ice.co.uk/ My sister’s amazing bead shop

I’ve signed forwarded and published on my blog…..This is so shocking that money is more important then our health.

I am not crazy. My mother got my tested! :-D

Breastfeeding, babywearing, home educating, crafty, ‘trying to be sustainable’ SAHM/WAHM of two.

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