Suffolk County is the first to ban BPA in bottles and sippy cups in the nation. Several states including California, Oregon and Hawaii are considering doing away with BPA,but Suffolk County, on Long Island, is the first place in the nation to enact one.
The Suffolk County ban will take effect within 90 days of being filed with New York’s secretary of state and applies to empty beverage containers used by children ages 3 and younger.
Steve Levy, the Suffolk County executive, said children’s exposure to potentially harmful products should be minimized.
“Of all the things a parent must worry about,” he said, “whether or not their child is being harmed by a baby bottle should not be one of them.”