Legislation reintroduced to ban BPA from food and beverage packaging

07/15/2014

A new bill seeks to ban the usage of BPA from food and beverage packaging. The 'Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2014' is sponsored by Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Reps. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) and Grace Meng (D-NY).

"Doctors, researchers, parents and consumers all know that BPA is dangerous for our bodies, especially for vulnerable groups such as infants and young children and workers," said Sen. Edward Markey. "It's time to take the worry out of the workplace for our factory workers by taking the BPA out of canned goods and other food and beverage containers. The Ban Poisonous Additives Act will help ensure that our factories and our entire food supply are free from this damaging chemical. It's time to ban BPA and move to safer alternatives."
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