Use of BPA in infant-formula packaging is banned in the U.S.

The FDA has decided to prohibit the use of bisphenol A, a chemical tied to health problems such as cancer, infertility and heart disease, as a coating in infant-formula packaging. However, the agency has not made a final determination about the safety of BPA, but noted that the chemical's use had already been abandoned by the industry. "This is a major victory for America's families, and I join with parents in celebrating safer feeding time for their babies now that this toxic chemical will forever be banned from infant formula," according to a statement by Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., who last year filed a petition to amend the rules.

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