October 27, 2008
America's third largest grocery chain, Safeway, announced last week that it will stop selling plastic baby bottles made with Bisphenol A (BPA), a controversial hormone-disrupting chemical linked to a wide range of human health problems. The decision by Safeway comes on the heels of Canada banning baby bottles containing the chemical.
Safeway is not the only major U.S. company to voluntary stop using or selling BPA-containing products. Whole Foods, Walmart, Toys-R-Us, Nalgene and Camelbak have all sworn off the stuff, with many more retailers and manufacturers sure to follow suit.
"Once again, we have a major retailer setting stringent public...