Environment Maine
Danielle Waugh and Kristin DiCara

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A year ago, the FDA approved a ban on the chemical BPA in items such as baby bottles and sippy cups, and some Maine mothers and activitists want to see that ban expand.

Mothers, doctors, and members of the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine are petitioning the Board of Environmental Protection to expand the ban to apply to baby and toddler food and its packaging.

The BEP and the Department of Environmental Protection held a public hearing on Thursday in the Augusta Civic Center.