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Danmel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:21 PM
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NY County bans cancer causing plastic for babies
Suffolk vote to ban BPA baby bottles first in nationBY REID J. EPSTEIN; Staff writer Keiko Morris contributed to this story.
March 4, 2009

This photograph shows two baby bottles that are made of plastic that contains BPA. Both bottles were on the shelves of a Waldbaum's grocery store in Melville on Tuesday. (Newsday Photo / John Paraskevas / March 3, 2009)


The Suffolk Legislature yesterday voted unanimously to ban polycarbonate baby bottles, a move county officials say would make it the first jurisdiction in the nation to do so.

The vote would ban bisphenol A, widely known as BPA, from baby bottles and sippy cups sold in the county that are intended for children 3 years old or younger. BPA is found in the vast majority of baby bottles. The bill's sponsor, Legis. Steve Stern (D-Dix Hills), said it will protect the county's children from a chemical that some scientific studies suggest may be harmful. "There are plenty of viable, cost-effective and safe alternatives," he said.


http://www.newsday.com/services/newspaper/printedition/...


I am very proud of my home county-
we have been out front on lots of important public health issues-

the next day Ct Atty General Blumentha; announced that 6 major manufacturers ahve agreed to eliminate BPA and major chains like Babies R us have also pulled this poison. Industry is claiming the FDA says it's fine (of course we all know whose pockets the FDA is in) and Canada has banned it too. Next step is national legislation-


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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:28 PM
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1. Congratulations
Now the rest of NY counties have to follow.
For non-NYers, Suffolk county is the eastern end of Long Island.
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:22 PM
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2. thank you i just sent to my daughter in law who is expecting!! thanks!! eom
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