AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The Maine Board of Environmental Protection has voted to ban the toxic chemical bisphenol-A from baby food and infant formula packaging.

The board voted on Thursday, agreeing with Department of Environmental Protection staff recommendations pertaining to infant formula but also went further by applying it to baby food.

The Maine Legislature now must review and authorize the action.

Last June, petitions from Maine voters called on the board to act under Maine's Kid-Safe Products Act to replace BPA in baby and toddler food packaging with safer alternatives.

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