Tuesday, November 30, 2010

No BPA ban for baby bottles

My friend and political informant Adriane sent this along a couple weeks ago, and I let work and Thanksgiving get in the way of e-mail. So this news is now a couple weeks old, but still important:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein blames the chemical industry for killing her effort to secure, in the food safety bill, a ban on BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups. She said late Wednesday that a last-minute deal with Sen. Enzi to ban BPA in such items six months after the bill passed was scuttled by the chemical industry, which was able to get the support of some Republicans – she named Sen. Richard Burr in particular. Feinstein hoped to get Leader Reid’s approval to offer an amendment, but she told PULSE late Wednesday that her understanding was that he wouldn’t allow them.

“It’s very, very frustrating,” she said. “I cannot understand how a chemistry group would oppose taking out a chemical which at the very least may well impact the endocrine systems of infants because they want to make money.”

Original link here.

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