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Coke shareholders vote on chemical ban

The resolution asks the Coca-Cola Company to develop an alternative to a chemical compound linked to health risks.

April 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Coca-Cola Company shareholders are expected to vote Wednesday on a resolution that could ban the use of the chemical compound, bisphenol A, or BPA, in soda can linings.

The compound has been linked to potential changes in brain structure, as well as the immune and reproductive systems. BPA also has been connected to an increased rate of breast cancer.

The resolution asks Coca-Cola to develop alternatives to BPA.

Coca-Cola stopped using BPA in plastic bottles, but it is still used in the plastic that lines coke's aluminum cans.