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US Congress Introduces Bill Banning BPA in Food Containers

November 7, 2016

US Senator Edward J. Markey along with Congresswoman Grace Meng and Congressman Ted W. Lieu introduced H.R.6269 - Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2016 on September 28, 2016.

The bill aims to ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA, CAS 80-05-7) in food containers, and for other purposes. The bill also states that a warning label on any food container containing BPA during the phase-out is required.

The bill also indicates that replacing BPA with other carcinogenic, toxic or endocrine-disrupting chemicals such as bisphenol S is prohibited.

The bill is set for discussion in the Congress and Senate.