Bisphenol A goes back on California list

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California can include bisphenol A (BPA) on its list of chemicals that are known to cause cancer or reproductive harm, a state appeals court ruled Oct. 19. The decision is a loss for chemical manufacturers, who have been pushing for years to keep BPA off the list.

Under California’s Proposition 65 law, manufacturers must put warning labels on products sold in California that contain chemicals on the list. Such warnings will now be required for products containing BPA. The chemical is found in some food and beverage packaging and polycarbonate plastic goods.



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