Environment Maine
Bangor Daily News
Kevin Miller, staff reporter

AUGUSTA, Maine — A coalition of Maine health and environmental groups is preparing to launch the next campaign against bisphenol-A, or BPA, on the heels of tests that found the controversial chemical additive in 11 of 12 samples of baby food in the state.

The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine said recent tests prove that BPA — an additive linked in some studies to learning disabilities, reproductive problems, cancer and obesity — is leaching into baby food. That’s because BPA, in addition to being used as a hardening agent in plastics, is commonly used to make the epoxy liners that form a barrier between metal in cans or lids and food in those containers.