California Assembly Bans Plastic in Baby Bottles

The California state Assembly has passed a bill banning the chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) from baby bottles and other items that come in contact with small children.

BPA has been linked with health problems including infertility, autism, asthma, hyperactivity and breast cancer. In January, the U.S. FDA reversed its long-held position that BPA posed no concern, and called for more studies.

According to the Los Angeles Times:

“Written by Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), SB 797 was introduced in early 2009, but was defeated in the Assembly last September. Pavley asked for reconsideration and ... the measure received enough votes to pass. It will return to the Senate for a reconciliation vote in August, at which point it could move on to Gov. Schwarzenegger for his signature.”

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