Dept of Toxic Substances Control supports CA bill against BPA
August 24, 2011
The Honorable Betsy Butler
California State Assembly
State Capitol, Room 3132
Sacramento, CA 95814
Dear Assembly Member Butler:
I am writing to inform you that the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has a SUPPORT position on Assembly Bill (AB) 1319 (as amended August 22,2011). AB 1319 would prohibit the manufacture, sale, or distribution of any bottle or cup intended for use by children three years of age or younger that contains bisphenol A above 0.1 parts per billion.
As you know, DTSC is in the process of developing its Safer Consumer Products regulations in implementing AB 1879 (Feuer, Chapter 559, Statutes of 2008) and SB 509 (Simitian, Chapter 560, Statutes of 2008). The regulations, when adopted, will contain a process to identify chemicals of concern and their potential alternatives.
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