Fox 11 News Los Angeles: Moms put makers of baby bottles and formula on notice. They’re mounting a crusade. More than 200 studies have warned that BPA is potentially harmful.
Attorney Ilyas Akbari: BPA is a known toxin. It’s an estrogen mimicker and it disrupts the endocrine system. There are about a dozen or so [studies] that say BPA is not harmful. Each one of those is funded by the chemical companies.
Fox 11 News Los Angeles: Robin and LeeAnne’s attorney [Ilyas Akbari] says that for millions of kids the damage may already be done, so the lawsuits will go forward.
BPA is poisonous and is harming children. The writing has been on the wall for some time now, according to bio-engineer and attorney Ilyas Akbari of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman. He is disappointed, but not surprised, that the manufacturers of these BPA-laced products and the plastics industry, continue to tout these products as safe for infants and children, despite hundreds of widely reported and published studies that confirm that BPA is not safe. “There are many feasible, safer alternatives – the fact that these manufacturers aren’t discontinuing these products proves to me that they are putting profits over safety.”
The ones most at risk are the ones least capable of defending themselves against this toxin: infants and children. BPA can seep from baby bottles and cans containing baby formula, and especially liquid baby formula containers.