Other Initiatives

Read about our other initiatives in Environmental Health.

Initiatives within this Program

Bee and Pollinator Protection

Advocating for corporate policies that are protective of pollinators, especially bees, which are increasingly threatened by Colony Collapse Disorder, associated with insecticides and other factors.

Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A (BPA) is used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. It is commonly found in polycarbonate plastic bottles, canned food linings, cash register receipt tape, and dental sealants. An increasing body of scientific evidence indicates that BPA is a potent neural, developmental, and reproductive toxicant, with the ability to impact fetal and infant development. Studies have linked exposure to extremely low doses of BPA to increased risk of breast and prostate cancer, impaired immune function, obesity, diabetes, early onset of puberty, hyperactivity, aneuploidy, and other disorders.