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Federal Ban on Bisphenol A in Baby Products Fails in U.S. Senate

November 19, 2010 | Rebecca Coons

An amendment seeking to ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby products such as bottles and sippy cups has been blocked, says the measure’s sponsor Senator Dianne Feinstein (D., CA). The proposal, tacked on to a pending FDA Food Safety Modernization bill, would also require the FDA to issue a revised safety assessment on the plasticizer by December 1, 2012. Feinstein says the amendment cleared a procedural hurdle when the Senate voted 74-25 to begin debate on the bill. However, Republican senators said they would not support the BPA measure after industry...

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