Early day motion 709

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BISPHENOL A (BPA) AND BREAST CANCER

That this House is alarmed that breast cancer rates in England have risen by 90 per cent since 1971; believes that this increase cannot be attributed to lifestyle or genetic factors alone; acknowledges the body of scientific evidence that exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals such as Bisphenol A (BPA) can lead to changes in the breast and mammary glands, which predisposes the body to develop breast cancer later in life; is concerned that BPA continues to be used in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins used in food and drink packaging; is disturbed that BPA is leaching out into the food we eat, resulting in diet being an agreed main route of exposure to BPA; notes that the UK's Strategy for Cancer is fundamentally weakened by failing to recognise such chemical and environmental causes of cancer; urges the Government to include environmental pollutants and man-made chemicals as preventable risk factors in the UK's Strategy for Cancer and NHS Cancer Plan; and encourages the Government to call for an EU-wide ban on BPA in all food and drink applications and its substitution with safer alternatives.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Betts, Clive Labour Party Sheffield South East 12.02.2013
Burden, Richard Labour Party Birmingham Northfield 13.02.2013
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 13.11.2012
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 14.02.2013
Cooper, Rosie Labour Party West Lancashire 11.02.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 13.11.2012
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 13.11.2012
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 13.11.2012
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 13.02.2013
Goldsmith, Zac Conservative Party Richmond Park 26.11.2012
Hamilton, Fabian Labour Party Leeds North East 25.02.2013
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 13.11.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 12.11.2012
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 23.04.2013
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 18.03.2013
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 12.02.2013
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 05.02.2013
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 09.11.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 12.11.2012
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 16.04.2013
Mitchell, Austin Labour Party Great Grimsby 12.03.2013
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 06.03.2013
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 11.02.2013
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 12.11.2012
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 17.12.2012