San Jose Mercury News
Calif. Senate votes to ban heat-resistant compounds
The Associated Press
Article Launched: 05/12/2008 06:24:17 PM PDT
SACRAMENTO-The California Senate has voted to ban food packaging containing a family of chemicals that have been used for decades in products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease and water.
The legislation by Sen. Ellen Corbett, D-San Leandro, would prohibit the use of perfluorinated compounds in items used to package, transport or hold food, starting in 2010.