Here’s another story that was in the works for a while. In early February, representatives from Environment Illinois spoke about toxic chemicals during the unveiling of their 2010 legislative agenda. I followed up on this issue by tracking a bill that would ban Bisphenol A.
Illinois environmentalists, public health organizations and child safety advocates are seeking to ban Bisphenol A (BPA), an industrial chemical used in making plastics, from reusable food and beverage containers, including baby bottles, water bottles and spill-proof cups.
The BPA-Free Kids Act would prohibit the sale or distribution of any reusable food or beverage container that contains BPA, including infant formula or baby food that is stored in a can, jar or plastic container that uses BPA. Starting June 1, 2011, additional baby food products would be required to contain a label warning consumers of their BPA content.
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