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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin state Senate has passed a bill that would ban the chemical bisphenol A (BIS'-phen-ol) from baby bottles and other cups for children.

The Senate passed the bill unanimously Tuesday. A similar bill also passed unanimously out of an Assembly committee on Tuesday as well.

The Senate bill would ban BPA in cups and bottles intended for children under age 3.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said research shows cause for concern over the chemical's potential effect on children. The Food and Drug Administration says the six major makers of baby bottles and infant feeding cups no longer use BPA in those products in the U.S.

Connecticut and Minnesota passed similar BPA bans last year.

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