Wendi Oppenheim, a 17-year-old junior at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, has been studying the negative health effects associated with the transfer of Bisphenol-A (BPA) to toddlers and infants through plastic baby bottles and is presenting her findings to the Broward County Commission on April 13 at 10 a.m.
“Something must be done to protect the children of South Florida from this dangerous chemical,” says Oppenheim, ready to bring the facts to the Broward County Commission.
Arguing in favor of the Commission’s passage of The Broward County Toxin Free Toddlers and Baby Act, Oppenheim will present her recognized research entitled “Bisphenol-A: A Dangerous Chemical With Multiple Modes of Action.”
Research has shown BPA causes negative health effects that include cancer, obesity, diabetes, reproductive health issues and immune complications.
“As a National Board Member of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, I urge the Broward Country Commission to consider the overwhelming and conclusive evidence of the negative health effects of BPA,” Oppenheim said. “Something must be done to protect the children and residents of South Florida from this dangerous chemical.”
Broward County Commission Meetings are open to the public and held in formal session on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in Room 422 of the Broward County Governmental Center. Oppenheim Law invites you to attend the event live or watch online through Broward County’s Video Central.