New Hampshire Senate to Vote on BPA Ban
In an article published by Sea Coast Online this weekend, contributor Michael Mccord announces that the American state of New Hampshire has decided to vote on the possibility of banning bisphenol-A in baby products. According to the article, the bill and its supporters have experienced considerable friction from out of state lobbyists, who have opposed the bill every step of the way. Mccord writes:
'Sen. Russell Prescott, R-Kingston, is chairman of the commerce committee and supports HB 1182. Like Murphy, he's unsure what he witnessed with the committee vote but he plans to strongly support the measure when the full Senate takes it up. “I believe it's a reasonable thing for baby food containers and sippy cups, for sure,” Prescott said. “We need to protect our most vulnerable and we don't have warnings about BPA on these containers because the FDA has grandfathered BPA. Therefore, if BPA came forward for use today, I think it would fail. It's a good thing to follow the other states.”'
To read more about New Hampshire's efforts to ban bisphenol-A, please read the full article here.