EU Aims to Crack Down on Bisphenol A

Published: 31 January 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

According to FoodProductionDaily.com, the European Union’s (EU) food agency has set a maximum limit for human daily intakes of bisphenol A (BPA) as the chemical has been “implicated as a potential carcinogen and widely used in plastic food packaging and cans.” According to the article, “People are exposed to BPA in food through its use in certain plastic and other materials that are used in products such as bottles and cans. The chemical has been found to migrate in small amounts into foods and beverages stored in materials containing the substance.” The material is allegedly found in plastics bottles, plates, mugs, jugs, microwave ovenware and storage containers. Several scientific studies have found an alleged link between BPA and miscarriages and cancer in humans. While studies conducted by the chemical industry have reportedly found no such links between BPA and adverse human health effects, approximately 90 percent of publicly funded studies have found such links at normal human levels of exposure to such chemicals.

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