05 Oct '11, 2am

Finally! California bans BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups!

This afternoon Governor Brown signed the "Toxin Free Infants and Toddler Act" a bill that will ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and sippy cups sold in California. The bill, AB 1319, was authored by Assemblywoman Betsy Butler (D-El Segundo) and co-sponsored by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Santa Monica). BPA is used to make polycarbonate plastics and is known to be an endocrine-disrupting chemical which mimics the female sex hormone estrogen. Exposures during development have been linked to a wide range of problems including prostate and breast cancer, reproductive harm, and abnormal development of the brain. Baby bottles and sippy cups are a significant source of exposure during vulnerable periods of development. The Governor's signature makes California the eleventh state to ban BPA in these products. This is a long fought victory for health and environmental adv...

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