|BPA Phase Out Passed by Maine Legislature|
ACHM Announcements - 4/12/2011. Press release from the Environmental Health Strategy Center. Passage Demonstrates Effectiveness of Kid-Safe Products Act. Today the Maine Senate on a vote of 35-0 unanimously approved a phase out of the use of the toxic chemical BPA (bisphenol A) in sippy cups and other reusable food and beverage containers sold in Maine effective January 1, 2012. The Maine House of Representatives passed the measure last Thursday on a vote of 145-3. BPA was identified as Maine’s first priority chemical under the Kid-Safe Products Act. State and federal scientists have linked BPA exposure to harmful effects on brain development, behavior and the prostate gland among other health concerns.