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Banning BPA

March 2009

Major baby bottle manufacturers agreed to stop using plastic containing bisphenol A, the toxic hormone-disrupting chemical.  Lawmakers in Minnesota, Connecticut, Maryland, Washington state, Suffolk County, NY, and Chicago voted to ban BPA in food packaging for babies and young children. The California Assembly voted 35 to 31 for a similar ban, falling just short of 41 votes needed for passage. Final action was postponed to 2010. Meanwhile, California regulators proposed to add warning labels to canned and bottled food containing leached BPA.  

 

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