Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), issued the following statement today's on the Food and Drug Administration's notice that BPA (Bisphenol A) will be effectively banned from use in baby bottles and sippy cups.
"I am encouraged by today's notice, but it is long overdue, as the FDA has known for at least two years that there is concern about the effect of BPA on infants and children. We must do more to protect our children from this dangerous chemical and the FDA must continue to aggressively pursue further research and action on BPA to protect the public health."
DeLauro is a senior Democrat on the House of Representatives committee that funds the Food and Drug Administration. She has long advocated for banning BPA in children's products and tighter restrictions for adults.