Maryland, Just the Kind of Leader the Economy Needs

By March 31, 2009Regulations

From the Washington Post, “House Approves Early-Voting Bill, Ban on Chemical in Baby Bottles“:

Another bill would make Maryland the first state in the country to ban the use of bisphenol A in the production of baby bottles, sippy cups and other plastic items for infants. The nation’s six largest bottle manufacturers have announced they will cease use of the chemical because a series of studies have linked it to a wide range of health problems, including neurological damage, diabetes and breast cancer.

Sponsor James W. Hubbard (D-Prince George’s), who persuaded colleagues last year to ban lead-containing toys in Maryland, said he hopes a state law could push the federal government to crack down on the chemical.

That strategy has worked so well with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act and phthalates, hasn’t it?

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