After a nail-biter of a vote, at noon today the California Assembly passed a bill that would (will!) remove the estrogenic chemical BPA from baby bottles, sippy cups, formula cans and baby food jars. That's one thrilling leap forward for children's health and breast cancer prevention, and a giant step back for the chemical industry, which spent more than $5 million trying to defeat the bill.
Today the Breast Cancer Fund celebrates this amazing victory. And then we're right back at it in Sacramento, making sure the bill passes a concurrence vote in the Senate AND gets signed by Gov. Schwarzenegger.
Thanks to a most dedicated team of staff, advocates, legislative champions, scientists, letter-writers, callers, allied organizations and supporters of all kinds for convincing the Assembly that kids and health must come first.
More details from our official press release.