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Doyle to sign ban on BPA in children's cups


MADISON (AP) -- Gov. Jim Doyle is set to sign into law a bill that would ban manufacturers from using a potentially dangerous chemical in cups used by young children.

The Legislature passed the ban earlier this year and Doyle is scheduled to sign it into law on Wednesday afternoon.

BPA is an industrial chemical widely used in plastic food and beverage containers that some scientists have linked to a series of negative health effects, including cancer and heart disease.

The Food and Drug Administration says the six major makers of baby bottles and infant feeding cups no longer use BPA in those products in the U.S.

Connecticut and Minnesota passed similar laws last year.

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