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New York State has proposed “Bisphenol free children and babies Act”1 banning more bisphenols in pacifiers and unfilled beverage containers intended for used by children of three years of age or younger (“childcare products”). The Act would become effective on 31 December 2019 once signed by the Governor.
Highlights of the Act are summarised as follows:
Back to 2009, New York already passed an Act to ban bisphenol A (BPA)2 in childcare products. Industry started to look for potential alternatives to other non-regulated bisphenols. However, due to their potential reprotoxic character, the use of bisphenols is not recommended. This proposed Act expanded the number of bisphenols to encourage companies to find safer substitutions.
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