Report: Tests find BPA in baby food in Maine; group launches effort to further curb chemical’s use

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The Bangor Daily News reports:

A coalition of Maine health and environmental groups is preparing to launch the next campaign against bisphenol-A, or BPA, on the heels of tests that found the controversial chemical additive in 11 of 12 samples of baby food in the state.

Additionally, coalition members are accusing some prominent baby food manufacturers of violating or attempting to evade Maine’s BPA disclosure rules.

Roughly six weeks ago, new rules took effect banning the use of BPA in children’s sippy cups and other reusable food or beverage containers that are sold in Maine. On Tuesday, Feb. 14, groups will announce plans to petition state regulators to extend that prohibition to containers that hold baby food, infant formula and food marketed at toddlers.

“BPA coming from diet is a significant source of exposure, and that is mostly coming from food containers,” said Amanda Sears, associate director of the Environmental Health Strategy Center, a member of the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine.

Noting the success of the BPA ban in sippy cups, Sears added: “This is the next phase of that — getting BPA out of our diets”…

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