Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut
Last week the Senate debated SB 210 which would ban Bisphenol-A (BPA) from thermal paper receipt. Two years ago, CT made history by banning BPA from children’s products and food containers. Now it is time to further protect the people in CT from this toxic chemical. As a trusted provider of women’s health care
to over 65,000 patients every year we are committed to educating ourselves and patients about the dangers and health risks from exposure to chemicals such as Bisphenol-A (BPA) for women and their families. Recent research suggests that even very low dose exposure to BPA, particularly during critical windows of fetal development, is associated with diseases later on in life. A pregnant mother handling receipts could be exposing a developing baby to BPA each time she touches a receipt. All women should be guaranteed the right to control their own fertility, to bear healthy babies and live in safe and healthy communities. Contact your Senators today and urge them to support SB 210.
Read our testimony in support of SB 210.
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England joined the Coalition for a Safe & Healthy CT because of the growing concern of how environmental toxins such as Bisphenol-A (BPA) are affecting the ability of women to become pregnant, have a healthy pregnancy, and give birth to a healthy child. According to the latest research reproductive health and fertility problems are on the rise for women and men.