13 October 2008 23:14 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Three US attorneys general sent letters to 11 companies asking them to stop manufacturing baby bottles and infant-formula canisters that contain bisphenol A (BPA), according to news reports released on Monday.
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said studies linking BPA, found in polycarbonate (PC) and epoxy resins to diabetes and developmental deficiencies caused him and the attorneys general of Delaware and New Jersey to request the companies to voluntarily pull the chemical from products made for infants.
"Unfortunately the federal agency ... has been asleep at the switch, in fact resistant to respecting the scientific evidence that grave harm can result in use of this product," Blumenthal was quoted as saying in an Associated Press (AP) report.
Calls to government offices were not returned before deadline, as Monday is a federal holiday.
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