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, is used to harden plastic and make it shatterproof, as well as to line the insides of certain food containers.
The Connecticut House approved the ban last month but must vote again because the Senate removed a provision requiring warning labels on jars and cans made with BPA, because some senators felt that might be impractical and too burdensome on manufacturers.
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