Europe Bans Baby Bottles With BPA

Published: 29 November 2010
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

According to “The Montreal Gazette,” Europe banned baby bottles containing the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) as of early next year over fears it may harm the health of children throughout the EU. The ban will see the “manufacture of polycarbonate infant feeding bottles with BPA” outlawed from March 1, 2011, and from June 1, 2011, “the placing on the market and the importation into the union of these bottles will be prohibited,” stated the commission. Only two EU countries, France and Denmark, had unilaterally imposed bans on baby bottles with the controversial substance. Danish authorities went a step further by extending the prohibition to all food products for children up to three years old.

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