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Chemical Used In Beverage Containers Banned In New York

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Two US senators have announced new legislation banning the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) from beverage containers used by children, babies and pregnant women.

Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said the legislation was influenced by a recent study that showed the chemical is being used in a wide range of food and beverage packaging and is detrimental to health.

According to the Epoch Times, Mr Schumer said: “This study adds to the mounting evidence that BPA is not only harmful for our children but for an overwhelming majority of Americans.”

He added that there have been “enough warning signs about the dangers of this chemical” and said he felt he could not allow people to be exposed to it any longer.

“We need to keep this dangerous chemical out of the food chain,” he said.

BPA used primarily to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resin and its use in baby bottles is already prohibited in Canada and Europe.

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Wednesday, November 22, 10:00 pm

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