Bisphenol-A and Phthalates
There is a range of options the City could pursue towards the long term goal of eliminating these toxins from the environment, including, but not limited to: passing a resolution against these toxins, calling for the legislature to ban them and retailers to voluntarily phase them out; banning these toxins in certain products; banning these toxins in certain products pending statewide action or at some point in the future; requiring labeling of products containing these toxins. It almost goes without saying, but for legal and practical reasons, the City's capacity to enact a full ban may well be limited.
For more information on this campaign and the chemicals in question, please see the following resources:
MPIRG "Detox MN" campaign homepage.
USA Today article 'Everywhere chemicals in plastics alarm parents.'
Time Magazine article 'What's Toxic in Toyland.'
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Smart Plastics Guide: Healthier Food Uses of Plastics.