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California Expert Panel Clears BPA, Says Prop 65 Listing Not Warranted

8:25 AM MDT | July 16, 2009 | Kara Sissell

A panel of experts convened by the State of California has unanimously determined that bisphenol A (BPA) is not a reproductive toxicant and should not be listed under the state’s Proposition 65 law. Prop 65 is a list of substances the state has found to be carcinogenic or cause reproductive harm. Products including the listed substances must carry a label stating that they contain substances linked to cancer or reproductive harm in order to be sold in the state. Industry representatives welcomed the ruling, which ACC says is “consistent with consensus...

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