Allayaud, Bill

Environmental Working Group (EWG) uses the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. They seek to protect the most vulnerable segments of the human population—children, babies, and infants in the womb—from health problems attributed to a wide array of toxic contaminants and to replace federal policies, including government subsidies that damage the environment and natural resources, with policies that invest in conservation and sustainable development.

Industry’s Last Gasp Efforts to Stop Regulation of Toxic Chemical

By Bill Allayaud
Environmental Working Group

Health advocates are waiting to see if Governor Brown will sign Assemblymember Betsy Butler’s AB 1319 that would ban the chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA, from baby bottles and sippy cups. Consumer Union’s Elisa Odabashian’s editorial at this site (September 22, 2011) laid out the basic facts about the known health effects of BPA and that the medical community has come around in calling for it to be removed from baby products. But while we are hopeful the Governor will sign the bill, nothing is assured given the amount of money the chemical industry is willing to spend to keep the cash-cow chemical BPA as unregulated as possible.