Mass. Bans BPA In Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is banning the use of a potentially dangerous chemical in baby bottles and sippy cups, but activists say the move doesn’t go far enough.

The Public Health Council approved the new regulations on Wednesday barring the production or sale of reusable food and beverage containers for toddlers and infants that contain bisphenol A or BPA.

The Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow says the limited ban leaves infants and toddlers vulnerable to exposure to BPA in infant formula and baby food packaging.

The council said studies have warned about the potential health effects of BPA, especially for infants, nursing and formula-fed children and developing fetuses.

Massachusetts is the eighth state to impose a BPA ban. Gov. Deval Patrick had pushed for the measure.

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