Legislature fails to override BPA veto, many others

Posted Tuesday, July 9, 2013 in Sustainable Maine

Legislature fails to override BPA veto, many others

These baby food jars have plastic in the lids that contain the chemical BPA.

by Gina Hamilton

AUGUSTA -- Despite seeming bipartisanship when the bill preventing the chemical BPA, which Gov. Paul LePage quipped might give women 'little beards' if they ingested it, from children's products, including sippy cups and baby bottles, the Republican side of the Legislature decided to play politics with this important issue, and voted to sustain the governor's veto.

The endocrine disruptor can also cause breast and other cancers, infertility, metabolic disorders, and type-2 diabetes.

By 4:30 p.m., the Legislature had failed to override 15 vetoes in the House and 11 in the Senate. 

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