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Oregon Senate Votes Down BPA Ban; Industry Says Study Affirms Product’s Safety
8:05 AM MST | February 18, 2010 | Kara Sissell
Lawmakers in the Oregon state senate have voted down a bill that would have barred certain products containing bisphenol A (BPA) from state commerce. The proposal would have restricted sale of beverage containers intended for small children that contain BPA. The 16-14 vote appeared to hinge on some lawmakers’ concerns that a BPA ban would be extended to canned products, a prospect that would not win favor from constituents linked to the state’s food canning industry, according to a report in The Oregonian. The Oregon vote follows two recent defeats...
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