State Rep. Mike Sturla

Chairman, Democratic Policy Committee

State Rep. Lawrence Curry


Hearing Co-Chair




HDPC to hold public hearing on BPA Usage Wednesday in Harrisburg


HARRISBURG, Sept. 16 –  House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the committee will hold a public hearing to look at usage of BPA (bisphenol-A ) in baby products from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 in Room 418 Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg.


Rep. Lawrence Curry, D-Montgomery/Phila., has introduced House Bill 192, which would ban BPA from baby products sold and manufactured in Pennsylvania. Curry  requested the hearing and will serve as its co-chair. The hearing agenda is:


·         10 a.m.  – Welcome and opening remarks

·         10:10 a.m. – Terrence Collins, PhD, Director of Institute for Green Science, Carnegie Mellon University

·         10:30 a.m. – Panel One:

Ø  Rebecca Roberts, PhD, associate professor, Ursinus College

Ø  Michael Hansen, senior staff scientist, Consumers Union

·         11:10 a.m. – Panel Two:

Ø  Walter Tsou, MD, MPH, past president, American Public Health Association

Ø  Maureen Swanson, Healthy Children project coordinator, Learning Disabilities Association of America

·         11:50 a.m. – Panel Three:

Ø  Myron Arnowtiz, PA state director, Clean Water Action

Ø  Jason Rano, legislative analyst, Environmental Working Group

·         12:30 p.m. – Closing remarks


The hearing is open to the public and media coverage is invited.