Environmental Group Continues Fight Against BPA 

Maine environmental-health activists saythey’ll press state officials to consider a new rule eliminatingthe chemical bisphenol-A from containers of infant formula, babyand toddler foods.The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine on Tuesday announceda signature collection effort to press the Board of EnvironmentalProtection for a new rule regulating bisphenol-A, which thealliance says is linked to cancer, learning disabilities andobesity. The group also released test results it says show BPA incontainers of baby and toddler food sold in Maine.In response, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce said BPA hasbeen thoroughly tested and has a safety track record of 50 years.Lawmakers last year made the use of BPA illegal in baby bottles,sippy cups and other reusable food and beverage containers.