Editorial Urges Brown To Sign BPA Bill, Calls for More Action
A San Francisco Chronicle editorial argues that Gov. Jerry Brown (D) should sign into law a bill (AB 1319) that would prohibit the sale, manufacturing and distribution of infant bottles or cups containing bisphenol A. The editorial notes that researchers have linked BPA to numerous hormonal and behavioral problems. However, it continues, "The real issue is whether the California Legislature went far enough. The bill originally would have extended the ban to infant food containers -- specifically formula -- but that provision was deleted to increase the chances of passage." The editorial states that "even that restriction may have been insufficient to protect children," citing a new Breast Cancer Fund report that found "disturbing levels of BPA in canned foods marketed for children."
- "New Evidence Adds to Case Against Bisphenol A" (San Francisco Chronicle, 9/21).