For decades now we've been consuming BPA on a regular, daily basis. All of us! Stop............look around at all the plastic that surrounds you. Worse, look at all the plastic that surrounds you babies, and your pets! Their small systems load up a hell of a lot faster. Okay, yes...some efforts have been made to restrict BPA from (SOME) baby items....mostly bottles, pacifiers, and toys. The blatant stuff. But, it's a small stride, when one starts to educate themselves on the dangers of BPA, and all the forms it's DELIVERED in! Yes, delivered.... administered............and by how many hands? Huge corporations like DuPont, that make plastic? They're the ones that add BPA, which is a plastic hardener. The packaging companies that don't care one way or the other, as long as their product is effective, cheap, and attractive? The food and beverage companies, toy companies, clothing and furniture manufactures that turn a blind eye? The government?
Ultimately it's OUR RESPONSIBILITY!!!!!! This is just one more example of the current mind-state of North Americans. Lazy, ignorant, apathetic, and under that age old trance of believing that everyone has to have their best interests at heart. BULLSHIT! Where on earth did the concept develop that...."if they're selling it, it has to be safe"!?! The same exact bullshit exists for GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS, ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS, AND FLUORIDE! ALL THEM ARE DANGEROUS AND TOXIC! Still.....they're more prevalent then ever, and WHY???? Buz we continue to buy them. Period!
The most powerful weapons we have access to at the moment....to fight back against being POISONED?? The Internet, and our purchasing dollars. That's it. Luckily............it's all we need to retaliate and WIN! Are we gonna do it? Probably not. We're exhausted, worn out, stressed out, and on a budget. We only have enough energy to seek convenience. We go out of our way for tasty, fast, cheap, and easy. THEY know that...that's why it's a big joke. We've never done anything about fluoride, or Teflon, we'd still be streaming PFCs into the atmosphere if they hadn't been banned. "Ah, it's just my one little can of hairspray. What harm could that do?"
This post is on the abundance of BPAs, but the health issues are pretty much the same across the board for any toxin. Mental confusion, emotional fatigue, mood alteration, prepubescence, sterility, stress and damage on vital organs, diabetes, cancer, birth defects, etc. We live in a world that's the OPPOSITE OF HEALTHY. We're surrounded by so much silently effects us, that we don't feel we have any control over. Some we don't.....like the electrical grid, and wireless crap beaming through our space. Radiation waves, and smog. Some issues are HUGE, and we don't eve count in the scheme of them, as people.
We CAN do something about some things. But it requires fortitude and conviction, making a choice, and not giving in. Again...the Internet and our purchasing power is all it takes. Can go after little, or big fish. BPA-free options exist for corporations, but they're not going to bother until they SEE it effecting their bottom-line! We need to start BOYCOTTING again, and for good reason = The health & well-being of our families! And, looking at it from another direction....it's become pretty damn simple to fight back. All from the comfort of our homes, and with quick, fierce, exact strikes. What company do you want help fix first? Kraft, Coke, Campbell's? Or do you want to go straight to government, and work to get BPA banned in this country altogether??? That's possible too. Canada has just declared BPA as toxic, and we should be following suit!!!!!!!!
Got a website, blog, Facebook account? Do you Twitter? Use it for something that can really make a difference! Women and moms make a massive online army! Bargain hunting, and recipe exchanging is NOT the best use of our time. We can be WARRIORS....we can destroy the evil shit that's infiltrating our lives, and threatening the health, and longevity our loved ones!!!!! Sounds radicial, BUT........holy shit. It's high-time we stand up and fight back. I told two friends, and they told friends, and so on, and so on, and so on. It's time that sorta action stopped being a joke.
I'M NOT SAYING YOU HAVE TO START A BOYCOTT. CHANCES ARE SOMEONE ELSE ALREADY HAS. ALL I'M ASKING IS THAT YOU SPEND A LITTLE TIME EDUCATING YOURSELF ON THE TOXINS THAT SURROUND YOU & YOUR FAMILY. THEN FULLY UTILIZE GOOGLE TO FIND BOYCOTTS, AND PETITIONS YOU CAN SIGN. AND............DON'T JUST SIGN THEM. TAKE ACTION! AGREE TO STOP BUYING CAMPBELL'S PRODUCTS UNTIL THEY REMOVE BPA FROM THEIR CAN LININGS! In the time being you may have to purchase another product that's just as sinister, but........I promise it's only temporary. If we're able to get the majority of MOMS to stop buying from one company, then another. They'll remove it as fast as they can! By aiming for the largest companies, the smaller ones will follow suit. It's up to each of us individually to make a commitment, and stick to it. Then be PROUD of the action we've taken as WOMEN & MOTHERS.
HERE'S A GREAT LINK TO GET YOU STARTED! WWW.CHANGE.ORG
YOU CAN START YOUR OWN PETITION (EASILY) AND SEARCH FOR PETITIONS THAT ARE ALREADY STARTED. EASY TO SIGN THEM, AND POST TO FACEBOOK. I THINK IT'S A LITTLE PASSIVE FOR EFFECTIVE CHANGE. BOYCOTTING IS WHAT'S NEEDED! NOT JUST WAGGING A FINGER AT BILLION DOLLAR CORPORATIONS, AND EXPECTING THEM CHANGE 'CUZ THEY CARE ABOUT OUR HEALTH. THEY ARE ONLY GOING TO CHANGE IF THEY FEEL THEIR BOTTOM-LINE IS BEING THREATENED.
I KNOW THIS IS A LONG RANT. BUT..........IT JUST PISSES ME OFF TO NO END! THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT TO BE DOING WITH OUR TIME. SEARCHING FOR GIFTS ONLINE, DECORATING, CHATTING, TEXTING, TWITTERING, LAUNDRY, SWIFFERING, PUTTING ON MAKEUP, ETC. NOTHING-NOTHING-NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TAKING THE HEALTH OF OUR LOVED ONES (& OURSELVES) INTO OUR OWN HANDS, STANDING UP, AND FIGHTING A GOOD FIGHT!!!! WE NEED TO STOP LETTING THEM (SO EASILY) POISON US ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!