U.S. Congress Considers Ban for BPA in All Children’s Products and Food Containers

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

“Chemical & Engineering News” reports U.S. members of Congress are considering putting in place bans for BPA in all children’s products and “food contact” containers, such as some water bottles and polymer-lined cans. According to Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), “There have been enough warning signs about the dangers of this chemical that we cannot wait to act. If there is any serious risk to all posed by this chemical, it is simply unacceptable to allow Americans, especially vulnerable infants, to come into contact with it.” On the House side, Reps. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.) and Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) are reportedly investigating the safety of BPA in baby products as part of their oversight of the FDA.

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