Minnesota Proposed Ban on BPA for Children Under Age of Three

Published: 29 February 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

According to the “St. Paul Pioneer Press,” Minnesota has proposed a ban on bisphenol A (BPA), a plastics chemical that some researchers have linked to developmental problems in children and reproductive issues. Under the ban, BPA (used in baby bottles, can linings, dental fillings and medical equipment) would only be banned in products intended for children younger than 3 years of age and phthalates would be banned from toys such as rubber duckies or teething rings. The proposed ban would reportedly take effect on January 1, 2009, which would coincide with the California ban on phthalates that lawmakers in that state have already approved.

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