"Two States Prepare To Regulate BPA"

"MADISON, Wis. -- Washington and Wisconsin are one step closer to becoming the third and fourth U.S. states to ban the use of bisphenol A in baby bottles and food and drink containers.

The Wisconsin Senate on Jan. 26 unanimously approved S271 which would ban the use of BPA in bottles and cups intended for children ages 5 and younger. The state Assembly Consumer Protection committee the same day unanimously approved a similar measure, H405.

A day earlier, the Washington House, by a vote of 95-1, approved H1180, which would ban the use of BPA in food and drink containers intended for children ages 3 and younger. The BPA ban in Washington would also apply to sports water bottles. The Washington ban would be effective July 1, 2011, and excludes metal cans, which often are lined with epoxy resin."

Mike Verespej reports for Plastics News January 27, 2010.

Thursday, January 28, 2010