Manufacturers Of The Chemical Bisphenol-A, Or BPA, Say That Baby Bottles And Sippy Cups Haven't Contained BPA In Two Years, And Now They Are Asking Regulators To Eliminate The Rules That Allow BPA In Baby Bottles And Sippy Cups.

Manufacturers of the chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA, say that baby bottles and sippy cups haven't contained BPA in two years. The American Chemistry Council is now asking regulators to eliminate the rules that allow BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups.
Manufacturers of the chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA, say that baby bottles and sippy cups haven't contained BPA in two years. The American Chemistry Council is now asking regulators to eliminate the rules that allow BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups. "All the evidence we have is that those products have been off the market for several years," said Steven Hentges, the American Chemistry Council's director for BPA issues. "We're trying to bring clarity and certainty that BPA isn't used in baby bottles and sippy cups today, and it won't be in the future." (via Yahoo news) So why would chemical manufacturers ask federal regulators to prohibit the use of their products in baby bottles and sippy cups, especially when they say the chemicals aren't being used in them, anyway? One guess is that the companies are hoping to minimize negative publicity and to avoid future laws that prohibit the use of BPA in other products. Just last month, the California senate approved a ban on the use of BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups. Last week, California governor Jerry Brown signed the Toxin-free infants and toddlers act, effectively prohibiting the use of BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups manufactured or sold on July 1, 2013 or later. BPA is found in many items besides baby bottles and sippy cups. The following often contain BPA:
  • Cash register receipts
  • Canned foods
  • Hard plastic bottles
  • Kitchenware
  • DVDs
We'll keep an eye out to see whether the American Chemistry Council is successful in its efforts to have BPA banned from all baby bottles and sippy cups. Read more on BPA BPA linked to childhood wheezing Study shows BPA may affect fertility Should BPA be banned from baby bottles?

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