Gov. Paul LePage Says No Problem With BP
AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s comment dismissing dangers of a chemical additive has drawn a strong reaction from a health activist group.
LePage said he’s hasn’t seen enough science to support a ban on bisphenol-A, or BPA. A 2008 law to keep the chemical out of consumer products is likely to be debated again.
News 8 has video of LePage saying that all he’s heard is that “if you take a plastic bottle and put it in the microwave, and you heat it up, it gives off a chemical similar to estrogen. So the worst case is some women may have little beards.”
The Natural Resource Council of Maine responded to LePage’s statement by saying, “The governor’s comment is not only ignorant, it is an insult to women and shows a callous disregard for the health of women and children.”
You can read the organizations full statement by clicking here.