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FDA: BPA no longer allowed in baby bottles

WASHINGTON — The federal government announced Tuesday that baby bottles and sippy cups can no longer contain bisphenol-A, or BPA, the plastic chemical which has been subject to years of scientific scrutiny. The U.S. chemical industry’s chief association, the American Chemistry Council, had asked the Food and Drug Administration to …

Board of Environmental Protection sets date for public hearing on BPA ban

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Board of Environmental Protection on Thursday scheduled a Sept. 6 public hearing on a rule change called for in a citizens petition that would ban the use of bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, in food packaging intended for toddlers and infants. The plastic additive, which …