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California Advances Ban on PFOA in Food Packaging

9:33 AM MDT | August 28, 2008 | Kara Sissell

The California Assembly has passed a bill banning perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in food packaging. The bill already passed the Senate but undergo another Senate vote so lawmakers can approve any changes made by the Assembly. The PFOA bill, sponsored by Senator Ellen Corbett (D., San Leandro), requires manufacturers to replace food packaging containing PFOA with alternatives by January 2010. Any alternatives that are on EPA’s lists of known carcinogens or likely carcinogens would not be permitted. “According to the U.S. EPA, PFOA is a likely carcinogen...

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