Proposition 65 Photo Contest

Week 5 Entries

Our week 5 contest winner is once again Shanae Chester for another wonderful picture that also had the strongest social impact. Her entry flags the absurdity of the State’s warnings on BPA, a substance that prevents botulism, a toxin that IS extremely dangerous as it causes paralysis and even death. A 2011 EPA study using human test subjects who voluntarily ingested high doses of BPA, indicated that BPA, unlike the botulism it prevents, is not retained in the human body and is safe. A subsequent FDA study in 2014 confirmed those results.