I’m so proud. The county I grew up in is the first county in the country to put a ban on BPA in childrens products. Considering Suffolk County has one of the highest cancer rates in the country, this is something they didn’t want to fool around with I suppose. Take no chances as I always say.
Suffolk Executive Steve Levy signed the “first in the nation” ban on baby bottles and cups that contain BPA. I would love to have seen the ban include any and ALL products that contain BPA (like formual cans, canned food, soda, etc) but I will take the small victories as they come.
“In this day and age of prevention, we owe it to our youngsters to minimize their exposure to potentially harmful products, especially when there are safe, toxin-free alternatives readily available,” said Levy. “Of all the things a parent must worry about, whether or not their child is being harmed by a baby bottle should not be one of them.”
Retailers have already begun to remove products from store shelves voluntarily. I grew up in St James of Suffolk County and I am really proud of the legislation for taking a forward and bold step and placing themselves as leaders and forward thinkers. I hope more counties start to follow suit.