Follow-Up: California Assembly Reverses Course on PFOA Ban

Via NewsInferno:

The Associated Press is reporting that the California Assembly has reversed itself and approved a bill to limit the amount of the chemical Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) that has been linked to cancer in food packaging. The measure—by Senator Ellen Corbett-Democrat-San Leandro—would permit no more than 10 parts per billion (ppb) of PFOA in food packing such as fast-food wrappers, pizza boxes, and beverage containers.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers PFOA potentially carcinogenic and says businesses should voluntarily stop using it by 2015. A spokeswoman for Corbett said the bill would make California the first state to essentially ban use of the compound in food containers; 10 ppb is the smallest PFOA amount detectable by tests. Although the Assembly rejected the bill last week, lawmakers reconsidered it after Corbett agreed to make a minor amendment. Yesterday’s vote of 42-29 returned the bill to the Senate for a vote on Assembly amendments.

AP: Calif. Assembly OKs Ban on Chemical in Food Wraps
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