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Sen. Katie Sieben of Cottage Grove speaks in favor of her bill to phase out bisphenol A in children's food packaging on Thursday, Feb. 14. Supporters of her bill say the substance is dangerous. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau

Sieben seeks ban on chemical in children's containers

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A revived movement to keep Minnesota children safe from toxic chemicals is beginning in the Legislature.

Three bills are aimed at removing chemicals such as formaldehyde and bisphenol A from products children use.


"As a mother, I know parents are concerned about the chemicals their kids are exposed to," Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL-Cottage Grove, said Thursday, Feb. 14. "The last thing a parent should have to worry about is harmful chemicals in their kids' food."

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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