Environment Maine
Patty B. Wight

State environmental groups are disappointed with the Food and Drug Administration's decision last week to reject a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council to ban bisphenol-A, or BPA, from food and drink packaging. The FDA said it needs more evidence that the plastic-hardening agent is harmful to humans. While Maine has already banned BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups, supporters of a widespread ban said federal action would have reduced overall BPA exposure by two-thirds.

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