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EFSA Risk Assessment on Bisphenol A Finds No Consumer Health Risks

On the heels of the 2014 favorable safety assessment for bisphenol A (BPA), another major reevaluation has found that the epoxy resins used to line metal food cans pose no health risk to consumers of any age group at current exposure levels. Sounding the all-clear signal for BPA this time is the influential European Food… Continue Reading

BPA Banned from Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that the controversial chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, can no longer be used to make baby bottles or sippy cups. The agency said it is taking this step not because BPA is unsafe when used in these products, but because the substance simply isn’t “used” in either… Continue Reading

FDA May Ban BPA from Infant Formula Containers

New strategy succeeds in BPA ban where others have failed

After scientific evidence failed to convince the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to outlaw BPA in food packaging, a lawmaker has spotted another way to get the agency to regulate the substance. Ever since 2008, when new research suggested that bisphenol A – used in packaging to make plastic harder or protect metal can linings… Continue Reading

EU Begins BPA Baby Bottle Ban

The European Union ban on the manufacture of baby bottles containing bisphenol A (BPA) begins this month. In a news release, John Dalli, commissioner in charge of Health and Policy, said, “March 1 represents a landmark in our efforts to protect better the health of EU citizens, in particular when it comes to our children,… Continue Reading

European Union Bans BPA in Baby Bottles

Beginning in June, the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) will be prohibited in baby bottles in the European Union. The European Commission approved the ban Thursday after months of negotiations with member governments, scientists and manufacturers. Within the European Union, France and Denmark have already imposed bans on baby bottles with BPA.  Denmark also prohibits the… Continue Reading

Study Says BPA Exposure, Risk Higher Than Assumed

A new study suggests exposure to bisphenol-A  (BPA) is actually much greater than previously thought, and its authors urge the federal government to act quickly to regulate the chemical that is in baby bottles, food-storage containers and many household products. The peer-reviewed study, published Sept. 20 in the online NIH journal Environmental Health Perspectives, also… Continue Reading

CA Rejects BPA Ban for Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups

The California Senate defeated a bill Tuesday that would have banned the use of bisphenol-A, or BPA, in baby bottles, sippy cups, and infant formula packaging intended for use by children 3 and younger. State Democratic Senator Fran Pavley, sponsor of SB797, believes scientific studies prove the chemical can harm the development of young children…. Continue Reading

Australia Set to Phase Out Bottles with BPA

Major retailers and the Australian Government have reached an agreement that will see a phase out of baby bottles containing Bisphenol A (BPA). The agreement ends months of negotiations between the Australian government and major retailers including the Westfarmers group (Coles, K Mart, and Target) and retailers Woolworths, Big W, and Aldi. The phase out… Continue Reading

France Bans BPA in Baby Bottles

Last week France joined a growing list of governments placing limits on the use of bisphenol-A (BPA) in food and beverage containers intended for small children as its National Assembly approved a ban on manufacturing, importing, exporting, or selling baby bottles made with the chemical. Only Denmark and Canada have adopted similar nationwide regulations. According… Continue Reading