The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced that baby bottles and sippy cups must now be free of BPA, also known as bisphenol-A. This should represent a huge win for environmental and public health activists, who have long advocated for a complete ban of this toxic chemical from a number of household products, especially those that come into contact with babies and young children. ANA and state nurses associations have been part of these efforts for several years.
In honor of National Nurses Week, the American Nurses Association (ANA), the nation’s largest nursing organization, headed to Capitol Hill. In conjunction with the Congressional Nursing Caucus, ANA sponsored a luncheon briefing on Tuesday, May 11th to highlight for Congressional staff the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform that will reduce our nation’s exposure to toxic chemicals, protect nurses and other workers, improve the health of Americans, and decrease the cost of health care.