House passes BPA bill!

 On Monday, the House passed a bill to protect children from Bisphenol A (BPA) – a toxic chemical used in some baby bottles, sports bottles, infant formula cans, and many other reusable food and beverage containers.   S.247 will now make its way to the Governor’s office where he is expected to sign the bill into law.
BPA is a synthetic estrogen that can leach from products and can enter our bodies.  Even small amounts of BPA have been linked to serious health effects including reproductive disorders, cancer, diabetes and heart disease.  This is a particularly dangerous problem for infants and children.
S.247 would prohibit the use of BPA in reusable food and beverage containers as well as infant formula and baby food containers.   If signed by the Governor, Vermont would join Connecticut, Minnesota, and other states in protecting our families from a toxic chemical used in products that we eat and drink from everyday.