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Doyle signs ban on BPA in children's cups

 

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Jim Doyle has signed 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 on Bisphenol-A earlier this year and Doyle signed it Wednesday.

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 prohibition applies to baby bottles and sippy cups used by children 3-years-old and younger. It takes effect in June and violators face fines and up to a year in jail.

Connecticut and Minnesota passed similar laws last year.

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