Connecticut Close to Banning BPA

The state of Connecticut could ban the sale of plastic baby bottles, food containers and cups containing Bisphenol-A following approval of the ban last week by the Connecticut Senate.

HARTFORD, Conn. — The state of Connecticut could ban the sale of plastic baby bottles, food containers and cups containing Bisphenol-A following approval of the ban last week by the Connecticut Senate here.

If the state's House of Representatives also approves the ban — which it already has, though in a slightly different form — and the bill is signed by Gov. M. Jodi Rell, it would take effect Oct. 1, 2011.

BPA, which some scientists consider a health threat to humans,

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