Chemical industry shifts on BPA after spending millions to fight legislation (New York Times, 10/12/2011)

ACC had doggedly insisted that BPA is safe, and the group has fought fiercely against federal and state legislative proposals to ban the chemical, which public health advocates have linked to a hormonal disruption and other developmental problems in children.

BPA-free baby bottles become California law

California babies have a better chance at being BPA-free, thanks to legislation signed into law yesterday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law bans the estrogenic chemical BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups sold in the state.

Study: BPA, methylparaben block breast cancer drugs (San Francisco Chronicle, 9/13/2011)

We have new evidence that BPA and methylparaben not only spur normal human breast cells to behave like cancer cells, they also resist the cancer-inhibiting effects of the drug tamoxifen.

California legislature must pass bisphenol A bill (San Francisco Chronicle, 4/1/2011)

The disgrace of the California Legislature’s failure to protect infants and toddlers from a hormone-disrupting chemical was brought into sharp relief with a new study that showed the extent to which its use as a food container reaches the human system.

Calif. Senate fails to protect babies from BPA

Minutes before midnight on August 31, California’s dream of becoming the eighth state to restrict BPA died on the floor of the state Senate. A late-night vote on a bill that would have banned BPA from all infant food containers fell two votes short of passage.

New studies confirm BPA in receipts, while NY bans chem from baby bottles

Two forms of progress on the bisphenol A front in recent weeks: NY is now the seventh and most populous state to ban BPA from baby bottles, while new tests confirm that some paper receipts are delivering a daily dose of the stuff, too.