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European ban on bisphenol A in baby bottles — expert reaction

Dacia Herbulock posted in on November 29th, 2010.

The European Commission decided last week to bar use of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in plastic baby bottles. This follows a similar ban in Canada in 2008, and restrictions imposed in Denmark, France and some US states. The New Zealand Food Safety Authority’s most recent statement and backgrounder on BPA state that they are following […]

Experts react to call for ban on bisphenol-A (BPA)

Dacia Herbulock posted in on December 4th, 2009.

BPA is a chemical widely-used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastics, epoxy resins inside food and beverage cans, and other household and consumer goods. A growing movement to ban its use — due to health concerns — has been gaining traction internationally, especially in Canada and the EU. In the US, the FDA has called […]

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