Calif. Agency's BPA Debate May Boost Chemical Cos.' Suit

Law360, San Diego (March 4, 2013, 11:16 PM EST) -- Chemical companies on Friday sued to block California’s Environmental Protection Agency from placing bisphenol A on the state’s Proposition 65 list of substances potentially dangerous to human health, and lawyers say disagreement within the agency over listing the chemical common in food packaging could make it harder for the government to win judicial deference in the case.

The American Chemistry Council is contesting a proposal by the agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to include BPA as a known reproductive toxin. It claims the move circumvents...
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