Maine activists want chemical out of food, jars
AUGUSTA, Maine—Maine environmental-health activists say they'll press state officials to consider a new rule eliminating the chemical bisphenol-A from containers of infant formula, baby and toddler foods.
The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine on Tuesday announced a signature collection effort to press the Board of Environmental Protection for a new rule regulating bisphenol-A, which the alliance says is linked to cancer, learning disabilities and obesity. The group also released test results it says show BPA in containers of baby and toddler food sold in Maine.
In response, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce said BPA has been thoroughly tested and has a safety track record of 50 years.
Lawmakers last year made the use of BPA illegal in baby bottles, sippy cups and other reusable food and beverage containers.