BPA Ban Back In IL LegislatureWed, 02/09/2011 - 15:30
As expected, legislation banning BPA in children’s reusable food and beverage containers has been introduced in the IL General Assembly. Sponsored by Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D-Des Plaines), the BPA-Free Kids Act is similar to a bill that failed to pass the Legislature last session.
HB 1296 currently has no cosponsors. It has been referred to the Rules Committee for possible assignment to a standing committee. Numerous American and European government studies have indicated that BPA is not harmful to adults or children. MWFPA will continue to oppose this legislation.