NY senator seeks ban on baby bottle chemical

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–Sen. Charles Schumer has proposed a nationwide ban on a chemical used to make baby bottles and other products for toddlers.

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–Sen. Charles Schumer has proposed a nationwide ban on a chemical used to make baby bottles and other products for toddlers.

New York’s senior senator said Monday that he supports a local initiative on Long Island that calls for fining retailers that sell products containing a chemical known as BPA.

Proponents of a ban argue that BPA can lead to developmental problems. Schumer’s bill would require random testing of children’s food and beverage containers on store shelves.

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