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Maine DEP recommends rejection of citizen BPA petition

8:29 AM MST | January 4, 2013 | Kara Sissell

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says it will recommend to its board that it reject a citizens' petition for a ban on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in packaging for all toddler food sold in the state. In a 19-page memorandum, DEP officials explain the decision is part due to difficulties related to classifying "toddler food intended for children younger than 3 years of age," as well as any available alternatives. "Department staff is recommending that at this time the board not adopt rules prohibiting the...

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