The state Senate has passed a bill banning a widely used chemical from use in baby bottles. The bill, which has also passed in a state Assembly committee, would ban Bisphenol A, or BPA, from use in products used by kids five and younger. The legislation coincides with the latest Food and Drug Administration action regarding the chemical. Earlier this months the federal agency declared BPA, a “chemical of concern.”
An American Chemical Council representative recently testified to a legislative panel that thousands of studies have looked at the chemical, and they’ve lead most governments around the world to conclude it’s not dangerous. Meanwhile some manufacturers of products like sippy cups have voluntarily stopped using the chemical. The Senate passed the bill on a unanimous vote.