WERU News Report 4/10/13

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

In Augusta today, the Environment and Natural Resources Committee held public hearings this afternoon on 3 separate bills designed to increase regulatation of the chemical Bisphenol A, also known as BPA. BPA is a chemical that is used in plastic toys and in food packaging, including can linings. It has been linked with a wide range of health problems in children and adults. As we went to air this afternoon, the committee was discussing LD 844 : a Resolve, To Require a Study of the Availability of Food Packaging without Bisphenol A, introduced by Rep. Sara Gideon of Freeport