BPA ban moves forward
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5/29/2009-According to Hartford Courant, the
Connecticut State House unanimously approved a bill to ban bisphenol A
(BPA) from plastic containers used by children and babies. The ban does not
take effect until Oct. 1, 2011, and involves only a limited array of
products, including reusable food and beverage containers, containers of
infant formula and baby food, reusable spill-proof cups, plastic sports
bottles, and Thermoses. The bill does not address products geared to the
general population, beverage containers, and single-use jars and cans.
Under the bill, the existing inventory for retailers can still be sold in
stores. The state’s Department of Consumer Protection will be charged with
enforcing the ban. Meanwhile, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
continues to maintain BPA is safe.
Hartford Courant article