We just came across an interesting article that came out yesterday in Minnesota . . .
Ban sought on chemicals in child products, Legislators hear conflicting views on two types of plastics.
Article Last Updated: 02/25/2008 11:47:48 PM CST
If Minnesota bans certain plastics chemicals from baby bottles and other children’s products this year, it might be the first state to do so.
While other states have considered a ban on bisphenol-A (BPA) — which some research has linked to developmental problems in children and reproductive issues — they never passed one into law. San Francisco prohibited BPA from child products in 2006, but the city repealed the ban last year.
Whether Minnesota should be a pioneer was a matter of sharp dispute Monday during a state Senate committee hearing — the first this session over a proposed ban.
BPA is used in baby bottles, can linings, dental fillings and medical equipment, but would only be banned in products intended for children younger than 3 years of age. Phthalates likewise would be banned from toys such as rubber duckies or teething rings.
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