Long Island’s Suffolk County 1st to Ban BPA in Children’s Products

By Kristie Turck •  Published 04/03/09 •  2 min read

bottle2I’m so proud.  The county I grew up in is the first county in the country to put a ban on BPA in childrens products.  Considering Suffolk County has one of the highest cancer rates in the country, this is something they didn’t want to fool around with I suppose.  Take no chances as I always say.

Suffolk Executive Steve Levy signed the “first in the nation” ban on baby bottles and cups that contain BPA.  I would love to have seen the ban include any and ALL products that contain BPA (like formual cans, canned food, soda, etc) but I will take the small victories as they come.

From Steve Levy’s statement:

“In this day and age of prevention, we owe it to our youngsters to minimize their exposure to potentially harmful products, especially when there are safe, toxin-free alternatives readily available,” said Levy. “Of all the things a parent must worry about, whether or not their child is being harmed by a baby bottle should not be one of them.”

Retailers have already begun to remove products from store shelves voluntarily.   I grew up in St James of Suffolk County and I am really proud of the legislation for taking a forward and bold step and placing themselves as leaders and forward thinkers.  I hope more counties start to follow suit.