When Vermont Governor James Douglas signed the legislation last week, the Green Mountain state became the latest to ban the chemical from use in the manufacturing of plastic bottles and food storage containers.
BPA or bisphenol A is a chemical that has been linked to a variety of diseases including damage to the human endocrine system. BPA has been linked to cardiovascular disease, intestinal disorders, an increased risk to the reproductive system, and liver function.
BPA has been widely used in the hardening of plastic materials used in baby bottles, food containers, beverage containers, nautical paint, and thermal paper.
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