As Suffolk County, New York tries to become the first county in the country to enforce a ban on Bisphenol-A (BPA) in children’s products, manufacturers are crying poverty.
Force them to remove the reported carcinogen, and makers say they’ll have to jack up their prices so high it will be bad for low-income parents and create problems for hospitals. Snort.
They do realize six of the largest baby bottle makers JUST announced they’re going BPA free, right? It’s obviously working for some companies . . . or at least six of them. Lobbying against the county, representatives of the plastic bottle and sippy cup makers asked lawmakers to point the bill toward EMPTY containers, freeing them up to fill bottles of formula sent to hospitals for newborn babies with lots of icky chemicals.
But, hey, they’re helping poor people. They can sleep at night!
The Suffolk County Legislature voted unanimously in support of the ban on BPA earlier this month, and a set of state legislators are now working together to make a similar ban effective across New York.