Supervisors ban two plastics chemicals to protect children

Published: 3 June 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/Federal Regulations

According to this article in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco supervisors are “set to adopt the nation’s first ban on some chemicals in plastic baby bottles, pacifiers and toys that may harm young children, a move that comes after a similar measure failed to pass in the California Legislature.”

According to the report, supervisors voted unanimously in favor of the Child Safety Product Ordinance, which would allow no product that is intended for use by a child under 3 years of age to be distributed, sold or manufactured in San Francisco if it contains bisphenol A, an ingredient in plastic.

Supervisor Fiona Ma says, “”The studies have shown that these toxic chemicals can cause permanent harm to our young people.”

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