This will protect Suffolk County residents from exposure to the chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA), contained in thermal paper cash register receipts distributed by retail establishments, bank ATMS and gas station pumps. BPA is a proven endocrine disruptor and has been linked to a myriad of health problems for men, women and children. Suffolk County will once again lead the nation in limiting exposure to this known toxin.(
HBCAC's Karen J Miller testified at the legislative session at which the measure passed 16-to-1: "We've got to end this disease [cancer], and a bad-acting chemical like [BPA] is at the top of the list." After the vote, she applauded "Legislator Stern and the Suffolk County Legislature for taking this important step to protect public health."
Dr. Philip Landrigan, chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and dean for Global Health with the Children's Environmental Health Center at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City "It will protect the health of the public by reducing exposures to BPA for all Suffolk County families and, most especially, pregnant or nursing women, and women of childbearing age... As leaders in pediatrics and preventive medicine, we strongly support this legislation."
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 -This initiative will protect Suffolk County residents from exposure to the chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA), contained in thermal paper cash register receipts distributed by retail establishments, bank ATMS and gas station pumps. BPA is a proven endocrine disruptor and has been linked to a myriad of health problems for men, women and children. Suffolk County will once again lead the nation in limiting exposure to this known toxin.
“Beginning December first, two thousand thirteen, no person, firm, partnership, association, limited liability company or corporation shall sell or offer for sale any child care product intended for use by a child three years of age or younger containing TRIS.”
Albany, NY (July 30, 2011)
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he will sign a law to prohibit the sale of child care products containing the flame retardant chemical TRIS which has been known to cause cancer in test animals and has been banned for decades from children’s clothing.
Read the full artcle: http://governor.ny.gov/press/07302011ChildProducts
Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy announced on April 2, 2009 that he has signed the first in the nation ban on the sale of baby bottles and cups containing Bisphenol-A. BPA is a chemical used to make the plastic materials clear and shatter-resistant...more
Signed sealed and delivered – July 30, 2010
Long Island Legislators Work Together To Ensure Child Safe Products
NYS Assembly member Steve Englebright (D-Setauket) author of the BPA Free Children and Babies Act with strong support from Assembly Environmental Conservation Chair, Bob Sweeney (D-Lindenhurst) and co-sponsor Antoine Thompson (D -Buffalo,) Senate Environmental Conservation Chair put their political muscle behind this important legislation receiving unanimous votes from both houses. On Friday, July 30th NYS Governor Paterson signed into law a ban that will reduce childhood exposure to the chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA). Many advocate groups across New York State worked tirelessly to make sure this legislation became reality. This is an historic win for families in New York State...more