From the Environmental Working Group:

Washington, D.C. – The Maryland Senate [yesterday] unanimously voted to ban the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and sippy cups… Maryland will join Connecticut, Minnesota, Chicago, Albany County, Schenectady County and Suffolk County, New York, among the jurisdictions restricting BPA in plastic food containers for infants and young children.

Meanwhile, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering whether to restrict the use of BPA in canned food and other food packaging. The chemical is an integral ingredient of epoxy resin, used to coat the interiors of virtually all metal food cans manufactured in North America. The FDA, government and independent scientists and health advocates are particularly concerned about BPA leaching into canned infant formula, because of numerous studies that have linked the chemical to developmental abnormalities in fetal and infant test animals.

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