HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban food packaging containing the plastics chemical, bisphenol A, unless the packaging has a clear warning label.
The legislative proposal builds on current state law, which prohibits the manufacture, sale, or distribution in Connecticut of certain products containing bisphenol-A. The list includes reusable food or beverage containers, plastic containers or jars that hold infant formula or baby food, and thermal or cash register receipt paper.
This latest proposed ban would take effect on Jan. 1, requiring the warning label to be in a clear, legible, uniform, boldface font. The General Law Committee is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the bill.
There's another bill this session that would require the state's public health commissioner to identify chemicals of high concern to children.
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