House Votes to Ban BPA
The Maine House of Representatives 145-3 Thursday for a bill to phase out BPA and include it as a priority chemical in Maine’s Kids Safe Product Act.
The measure has been controversial since Governor Paul LePage dismissed concerns about the chemical, which is used in the manufacture of some baby bottles. LePage made national news when he said, "Quite frankly, the science that I'm looking at says there is no [problem]. ...The only thing that I've heard is if you take a plastic bottle and put it in the microwave and you heat it up, it gives off a chemical similar to estrogen. So the worst case is some women may have little beards."
Read more at the Bangor Daily News.