Second test comes Tuesday, in vote on Kid-Safe Products Law
Statement by Matt Prindiville, NRCM Clean Production Project Director
AUGUSTA – “We’re pleased that the committee voted unanimously to limit the use of toxic BPA in baby bottles, sippy cups, and other reusable food and beverage containers.
“Today’s vote demonstrates that Maine’s Kid-Safe Products Law is working as it was intended– to protect children from toxic chemicals found in consumer products – and that reasonable proposals are making their way from the State’s toxicity experts to Maine’s Board of Environmental Protection, and finally, to the Legislature.
“The real test of the Legislature will come on Tuesday at a hearing on the chemical industry’s bill (LD 1129) to completely gut the Kid-Safe Products Law. The industry bill would rollback protections for Maine children from toxic chemicals, ignore the best science, and stonewall common-sense protections.”
NRCM’s position on BPA designation (LD 412)
NRCM’s position on LD 1129, which would gut the Kid-Safe Products Law
NRCM’s position on LD 1185, an amendment to the Kid-Safe Products Law
To learn more about this bill and others, and NRCM’s position on each bill, visit our legislative bill tracking page.