DENVER (CBS4) – A Colorado lawmaker is taking the first step in banning bisphenol A, known as BPA from baby bottles and pacifiers.

BPA is used as a hardening agent used in bottles and pacifiers. It’s been linked to a variety of diseases ranging from cancer to diabetes to obesity.

The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Daniel Kagan, D-Englewood, points out other states have already banned BPA.

“In those states it’s been totally successful and the BPA baby bottles and sippy cups have just stopped going into the states,” Kagan said. “States that haven’t yet banned BPA have been the ones where these BPA bottles and sippy cups are being sort of dumped.”

Kagan says many products with BPA have already been removed from store shelves. He wants them all gone.

Comments (2)
  1. mildmannered1 says:

    BPA has been banned from baby bottles in Canada and the European Union. What is the USA waiting for? Or is our FDA getting funding from BPA producers to stall?
    At least let’s start in Colorado.

  2. James says:

    Thanks for the well balanced ronsespe to the whole BPA and plastics issue. Nothing is risk free in this life and knowing that you have had your bottles tested nationally and internationally and have been found safe is encouraging. I thought that might have been the case when you didn’t trumpet a change in the plastics for the LightCap. With your concern for the environment, I really could not imagine you wanting to risk the health of the humans living in and caring for it. It is nice also that you made the LightCap 200 which allows people concerned about the BPA issue to turn old bottles into new light-giving devices. don rasky

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