Federal and State Lawmakers Work to Ban BPA after Study Finds BPA also Leaches from “Microwave Safe” Plastics

Published: 28 November 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

According to the “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,” federal and state lawmakers have begun work to ban bisphenol A (BPA) from food and beverage containers after a Journal Sentinel analysis found that even plastic products billed as “microwave safe” released toxic doses of the chemical when heated. Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) will reportedly re-introduce a bill in Congress in January to ban BPA from food and beverage containers, citing the newspaper’s analysis. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) will also reportedly renew his fight to have BPA removed from all children’s products after reading the newspaper’s analysis. Thirteen states have proposed bans on BPA in addition to Congress.

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