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News Release | Environment Maine

Overwhelming Support for BPA-Free Baby and Toddler Foods Expressed at Public Hearing

The message from parents, physicians, scientists, and health advocates was loud and clear on Thursday: get toxic BPA out of baby and toddler food. The Maine Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) heard from dozens of testifiers on a citizen-initiated rule that would phase out the use of the chemical BPA, or bisphenol-A, in the packaging of foods intentionally marketed to children under the age of three. This includes infant formula, baby foods, and toddler foods like Campbell’s Dora the Explorer soup and other canned foods branded with images of cartoon characters that market to preschoolers.

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Push in Maine to ban BPA in food

Maine has already banned the controversial chemical BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups, but now environmental groups are asking to get it out of food, too.

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Public hearing on expanding BPA ban to baby food, containers

Mothers, doctors, and members of the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine are petitioning the Board of Environmental Protection to expand the ban to apply to baby and toddler food and its packaging.

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15 reasons the East-West Highway will never be built

An East-West Highway had been proposed and dismissed several times in the past 70 years. Suddenly, it became hot. Just as suddenly, it became cold — well, lukewarm.

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Maine environmentalists praise new MPG rule

Maine environmentalists celebrated the adoption of new federal regulations that will nearly double the average gas mileage of new cars and trucks by 2025, calling them a major step toward reducing global warming while saving consumers hundreds of millions of dollars in reduced fuel costs.

‘‘Future generations may well look back on today as a decisive step toward breaking our destructive oil addiction,’’ said Emily Figdor, director of Environment Maine.

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