Fellows in the News
Posted by Lauren Hertel on Wednesday, September 26 2012


Andrew Smith

While the FDA’s official opinion on BPA isn’t conclusive, the agency has taken some steps to reduce its use. In July, the FDA said the chemical could no longer be used in baby bottles and sippy cups, a response to consumer demand and the fact that manufacturers have stopped using BPA in those products.

Andrew Smith, Maine’s state toxicologist, said three other states have BPA bans in place on infant and toddler food packaging. Connecticut and Vermont ban BPA in baby food and infant formula packaging. Maryland law bans the chemical only in infant formula containers.

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