"Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a handful of environmental protection bills into law Thursday, including a ban on the sale of children’s drinking cups that contain the plastics hardener bisphenol-A, or BPA.
Washington is the fifth state to outlaw the chemical in children’s food containers and drinking cups. The ban, which covers products sold for children younger than 3, is set to take effect by July 2011. The law also outlaws sales of sports water bottles containing the chemical by July 2012, making Washington the second state after Connecticut to take that step."