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Multnomah County Proposes BPA-Ban

Multnomah County will be voting on a countrywide ban on bisphenol A in baby bottles, sippy cups and sports water bottles October 27.

Oct 11, 2011

Portland, OR—Multnomah County filed a policy order today proposing a countywide ban on bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles, sippy cups and sports water bottles. The County’s actions follow the Oregon Legislature’s failure to ban BPA in similar products on a statewide level. The toxic chemical BPA leaches from certain plastic and resin materials and can lead to hormone disruption, heart disease, diabetes and other severe health problems. 

“Protecting Oregonians—especially growing children—from the dangers of BPA has been a top priority of Oregon Environmental Council for years,” said Renee Hackenmiller-Paradis, Oregon Environmental Council program director for environmental health. “OEC applauds Jeff Cogen and Multnomah County for their efforts, and we encourage other local governments to take similar action so we can wipe BPA off Oregon’s shelves once and for all."

Multnomah County is expected to vote on the ban—which would also explore ways to reduce consumer exposure to BPA through products like canned foods, baby formulas and cash register receipts—October 27. Supporters of the ban are encouraged to contact the Multnomah County Commissioners, and will have an opportunity to share their thoughts at an October 18 County board meeting. To learn more about BPA and its health impacts, visit www.oeconline.org/bpa

About the Oregon Environmental Council

The Oregon Environmental Council safeguards what Oregonians love about Oregon—clean air and water, an unpolluted landscape and healthy food produced by local farmers. For more than 40 years we’ve been a champion for solutions to protect the health of every Oregonian and the place we call home. Find out more at www.oeconline.org.

 

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