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California Assembly Passes BPA Ban In Baby Bottles

Fri, 02 Jul 2010 08:54:0

David Goodhue - AHN News Reporter

Sacramento, CA, United States (AHN) - A bill prohibiting manufacturers from selling baby bottles in California made with a hardener found in many plastic products is on its way to the state Senate.

The California Assembly passed the Toxin-Free Babies and Toddlers Act on Thursday on a 43-32 vote.

The Senate already passed the bill, 21-16, but some amendments need to be worked out before it goes on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Schwarzenegger has not taken a position on the issue.

The bill bans the chemical Bisphenol-A, or BPA, from being used in the manufacturing of baby bottles and other plastic products bought for small children.

BPA is an artificial hormone used to harden plastic products such as baby bottles and sippy cups. It is also found in the lining of cans.

Critics of BPA say it can cause a variety of health problems, including autism, breast cancer and childhood obesity.

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