BPA to be “Phased out” in Maine 

Maine environmental regulators have voted to phase out a chemical used to harden plastics in some food containers, baby bottles and cups.The Board of Environmental Protection’s vote Thursday still has to be authorized by the Legislature before it’s finalized.The board designated bisphenol-A, or BPA, and nonyl-phenols, or NPs, as Maine’s first priority chemicals under the state’s 2008 Kid-Safe Products Law. Supporters of the board action say scientific studies show BPA is a dangerous hormone-disrupting chemical linked to cancer, learning disabilities and obesity.If approved, Maine would become the 9th state to phase out BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups.