BPA Bans Could Fan Litigation Flames

Law360, New York (February 16, 2010, 5:05 PM EST) -- Amid mounting concerns over the potential health effects of bisphenol A, local and state governments are taking legislative action to curb or ban the additive's use in children's products. But while the science backing such worries hasn't yet stacked up to the hype, lawyers said manufacturers should brace themselves for likely lawsuits.

Lawmakers were spurred into action after several recent studies connected BPA — a chemical used to harden plastics — to developmental and other health problems. A report published in the Journal of the American...
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