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Sunoco Voluntarily Restricts BPA; Lawmakers Propose a Ban

10:19 AM MDT | March 16, 2009 | Kara Sissell

Sunoco told investors it will not sell bisphenol A (BPA) to customers that intend to use it to make food and beverage containers used by children under three years of age. Sunoco, which late last year said it is seeking a buyer for its chemical division, is the first producer to voluntarily restrict customer use of BPA. Sunoco’s decision comes after six consumer product manufacturers said last week they would stop using plastic containing BPA in their baby bottles. Sunoco announced late last year it is looking for a buyer of its chemical division, but will...

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