27 Apr '11, 10pm

Growing Number of Coca-Cola Investors Call for BPA Action

Growing Number of Coca-Cola Investors Call for BPA Action

ATLANTA, GA — For the second year in a row more than 20 percent of Coca-Cola shareholders asked the company to disclose its plans related to bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in metal can liners that has been banned or phased out of many baby products. Advocacy group As You Sow had introduced a resolution, supported by 26 percent of shareholders today at an annual investor meeting, that called on Coca-Cola to issue a report detailing what it is doing to adopt or support the development of BPA-free can liners, and what risks it faces by continuing to use BPA. A similar resolution last year gain 22 percent of investors. BPA has been linked to numerous health problems in laboratory studies, and the chemical has been banned from select uses by a handful of countries and eight states . Regulations have so far focused on baby bottles, infant formula and other products intended ...

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