Illinois

  • BPA Ban Back In IL Legislature

    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.