The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting today that President-elect Obama will meet next week with a coalition of health advocates that want to ban bisphenol A. The story notes that "the fact that Obama's team is willing to meet now -- with all the other pressures facing the incoming administration," is significant. The meeting has been set, but participants gave the newspaper few details "because they say they do not want to call it to the attention of chemical manufacturers." Activists say chemical makers, led by the American Chemistry Council, have too much influence over government policy. It will be interesting to see exactly what sort of ban the activists want. Most of the concerns to date have been about polycarbonate in infant products and refillable sport-drink bottles (and epoxy used to line metal cans). But more recently, the newspaper has raised concern about housewares products, too.
Obama to meet with BPA critics
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