John Connolly, who has been quite visible in Allston as an at-large City Councilor, is Chair of the City Council’s Committee on Environment and Health. John is holding a public hearing tomorrow on the risks posed by bisphenol A (BPA) to Boston residents. Bisphenol A is found in products including baby bottles, plastic water bottles, Tupperware, and in the lining of canned food goods. Recent studies have suggested reproductive, fetal, and infant health risks resulting from exposure to bisphenol A.
Anyone who'd like to testify is welcome to. Dr. Michael Shannon, Chair of the Division of Emergency Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Boston; Mia Davis of Clean Water Fund, co-author of Baby’s Toxic Bottle; and Steven Hentges, Ph.D., Executive Director of the American Chemistry Council’s Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group are expected to testify.
Date: Thursday, May 29, 2008
Location: Iannella Chamber, 5th Floor of Boston City Hall