Bid to pass a law in California to ban bisphenol A unsuccessful

15-Sep-09
A bid to pass a law banning bisphenol A (BPA) in California has been unsuccessful. The Toxics-Free Babies and Toddlers Act (Bill SB 797) was unable to secure the 41 ballots it needed to pass into law. Passing of the bill would have resulted in banning of sale, manufacture or distribution of drink and food containers containing BPA aimed at three year and less than three year old children, in the state from 2011 onwards.Earlier, the state’s Environmental Protection Agency decided not to add bisphenol-A to the state's list of substances known to cause cancer or birth defects, following a hearing of its scientific committee responsible for listing reprotoxins. Californian law requires warnings on consumer products containing such substances, commonly referred to as Proposition 65 substances because the requirements were laid down by the state's Proposition 65 Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act.
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