QUICK LINKS: Vending Videos  |  Micromarkets  |

VT Classifieds

|

Buy a Classified Ad

|

Editorial Calendars

|

Circulation Data

|

Downloads

|

Bookstore

|

Operators Date Book

Search:      

Bookmark this site




Issue Date: Vol. 53, No. 5, May 2013, Posted On: 4/19/2013


California Adds BPA To Toxic Chemicals List


Emily Jed
Emily@vendingtimes.net
TAGS: bisphenol A, chemicals known to cause birth defects, BPA, plastic bottles, food cans, drink cans, California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, reproductive toxicant, Proposition 65

SACRAMENTO -- California's environmental science agency has added bisphenol A to its official list of "chemicals known to cause birth defects." The controversial compound, known as BPA, is commonly used in plastic bottles and in the coatings of food and drink cans.

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment declared BPA a reproductive toxicant based on a federal report that expressed concern about its effects on development of the prostate gland and brain in fetuses and infants.

The chemical's classification as toxic, authorized under a 1986 state law, Proposition 65, requires that manufacturers of products containing BPA, such as water bottles, provide warnings or reformulate their containers. The law does not ban the compound.

SEE ALSO:

FDA Rejects Call To Ban BPA From Food Packaging


Topic: Vending Features

Articles:
  • HotShot Plans To Bring Japan's RTD Hot Coffee Craze To U.S.
  • Brightbox Offers Self-Serve Cellphone Charging Kiosks To Operators
  • NCVA Plans Annual Membership Meet For May 15-16 In Greensboro
  • BMO Harris Bank Adopts 'Cardless Cash' Technology
  • KAMC And OAMA Set 2015 Vending Meet At Cumberland Lake Park On June 26-27

Copyright © 2015 Vending Times Inc. All rights reserved. 
P: (516) 442-1850 | F: (516) 442-1849 | subscriptions@vendingtimes.net
55 Maple Ave. - Ste. 304, Rockville Centre, NY 11570