Wednesday, October 5, 2011

BPA Chemical Ban Takes Effect Saturday

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State Won't Allow Toxic Substance In Certain Children's Products

"Environmental advocates are celebrating a law that takes effect Saturday banning a toxic chemical from certain children's products.

The law is the first of its kind in the nation to ban products containing bisphenol A, or BPA, which is used to harden plastic. The chemical can no longer be used in reusable food and beverage containers, including containers of infant formula and baby food, reusable spill-proof cups, plastic sports bottles, and Thermoses. The sports bottles sometimes carry the names of popular sports teams.

Signed by Gov. M. Jodi Rell in 2009, the law did not take effect immediately to give businesses time to sell off their inventory of products and make new ones."

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