California Lawmakers Reject Legislation on BPA for Children’s Food and Beverage Containers

Published: 21 August 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

According to the “Associated Press,” California lawmakers recently rejected restrictions on bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in baby bottles and canned formula, despite consumer safety concerns that have led retailers to remove products containing the chemical from their shelves. The California state Assembly voted 31-27 to turn down a bill by Sen. Carole Migden, D-San Francisco, requiring that food and beverage containers designed for children 3 years and younger contain no more than trace amounts of bisphenol A. The vote took place days after the FDA declared that low doses of bisphenol A are not a threat to infants or adults.

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