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BPA Ban Bill Passes California State Senate

An effort to ban BPA in baby beverage containers passed the California Senate Tuesday, but it still has hurdles to clear before becoming law.

The California state Senate passed a bill that would ban BPA in plastic baby products like bottles.

Bisphenol A has been linked to a rash of hormonal and behavior problems, including early puberty, infertility and prostate cancer.

Passed Tuesday, the The Toxin-Free Infants Act would make it illegal to sell infant and young children’s beverage containers containing BPA after July 1, 2013.

Executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles Martha Dina Argüello calls the decision important, “since babies and children are most vulnerable to endocrine-disrupting chemicals.”

Advocates for the bill expect a fight, as similar measures have failed before.

The bill still has to pass the Assembly and Gov. Jerry Brown before it can be signed into law.

Read a brief timeline of BPA legal events.

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Liz Leslie

Liz Leslie is a journalist based in Chicago. When she's not writing about food, she's likely eating food. Or dreaming about food.

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