The Delaware House has unanimously passed legislation banning the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) from baby products. The ban applies to all bottles and cups that can be filled with food or liquids and are intended for use by children under the age 4. Delaware joins 9 other states that have already banned BPA. The ban will take immediate effect for manufacturers selling products such as baby bottles and cups that include the chemical and merchants would have until July 2012 to remove those products from their shelves.
The eight other states with bans on BPA in baby bottles are New York, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Washington, Maryland, Massachusetts, Vermont and Minnesota. The city of Chicago and four counties in New York - Albany, Schenectady, Suffolk and Rockland - also have bans on BPA in baby bottles.