Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Oregon Environmental Council says fight to eliminate BPA from baby bottles, sippy cups, canned foods will go on

"When my first daughter was born in 2005, I tried to find bottles that didn't contain bisphenol-A, a potential endocrine-disrupting chemical. I called manufacturers whose representatives didn't know whether their bottles had it, visited numerous stores and finally settled on something I hoped was BPA free.

Fast-forward five years and the majority of baby bottles and sippy cups sold today boast a BPA-free plastic. Although some companies still use it because they can.

So it was surprising when the Oregon Senate defeated a bill last month to ban the chemical once and for all from the bottles and sippy cups sold here. "

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