China moves to ban BPA
China is moving to ban bisphenol A from children's products, NRDC Senior Scientist Sarah Janssen reported in a March 7 blog posting, citing reports from Chinese media. "Reportedly, the Chinese Ministry of Health has decided that BPA leaching from baby bottles presents too great a risk to an infant's health. Though this is just a draft regulation for now, the writing is on the wall that yet another country with a huge market impact is poised to eliminate this chemical from children's products," she writes. A ban on BPA in children's products in the European Union went into effect March 1.