In an article published on September 30, 2016 by news provider FOX25, journalist Patrick Terpstra reports that U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey along with Congresswoman Grace Meng and Congressman Ted W. Lieu introduced a bill called the “Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2016.” The bill calls for a ban on “the use of bisphenol A [(BPA, CAS 80-05-7)] in food containers, and for other purposes.”
“Doctors, researchers and parents all know that BPA is toxic for our bodies, especially for vulnerable groups such as infants and young children and workers,” stated Senator Markey. “Banning BPA from food and beverage containers is common sense,” Congresswoman Meng added. The bill would “ban the use of BPA in food containers and require a warning label on any food container containing BPA during the phase out,” Congressman Lieu explained in his press release. Further, the bill would prohibit replacing BPA with other carcinogenic, toxic or endocrine disrupting chemicals such as bisphenol S (BPS, CAS 80-09-1) or bisphenol F (BPF, CAS 620-92-8).
In January 2015, France put into effect a similar ban prohibiting the use of BPA in all food packaging, containers and utensils intended to come into direct contact with food (FPF reported).
Patrick Terpstra (September 30, 2016). “‘Just get it out of the food,’ Senator wants chemical banned.” FOX25
Ed Markey (September 28, 2016). “Senator Markey and Congresswoman Meng call for ban on BPA in all food and beverage containers.”
Grace Meng (September 28, 2016). “Meng and Markey call for ban on BPA in all food and beverage containers.”
Ted Lieu (September 28, 2016). “Representatives Lieu and Meng introduce bill to ban bisphenol-A from food containers.”
Kelly Franklin (October 6, 2016). “Asbestos, BPA ban bills introduced in US Congress.” Chemical Watch
114th Congress 2d session (2016). “A bill to ban the use of bisphenol A in food containers, and for other purposes.” (pdf)