BPA

Europe to ban BPA in baby bottles in 2011

Monday, November 29, 2010 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer
Tags: BPA, baby bottles, health news

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
White House admits staging fake vaccination operation to gather DNA from the public
EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water
Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead 'chemtrailed' into America's skies every year
Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'
Senator who attacked Doctor Oz over dietary supplements received over $146,000 in campaign contributions from Big Pharma mega-retailer and Monsanto
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
Ben & Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women
Elliot Rodger, like nearly all young killers, was taking psychiatric drugs (Xanax)
Right to farm being stripped from Americans: Michigan to criminalize small family farms with chickens, goats, honey bees and more
BREAKING: CDC whistleblower confesses to MMR vaccine research fraud in historic public statement
Monsanto's seed imperialism halted in Canada thanks to massive protests
5 powerful antibiotics that don't require a prescription
Delicious
(NaturalNews) Beginning in March 2011, the European Union (EU) will outlaw the manufacture and sale of baby bottles and containers made with bisphenol-A (BPA), a plastics chemical linked to endocrine disruption, developmental disorders, and other illnesses. The decision came after a series of new studies were released that highlight the dangers of the chemical, especially in babies.

"There were areas of uncertainty, deriving from new studies, which showed that BPA might have an effect on development, immune response and tumor promotion," explained John Dalli, European Commissioner of Health and Consumer Policy. "The decision ... is good news for European parents who can be sure that as of mid-2011 plastic infant feeding bottles will not include BPA."

Currently in the U.S., there are no national restrictions on BPA use. Some individual cities and counties, however, have banned baby products that contain it -- including the city of Chicago and Suffolk County, New York. And Canadian Health Minister Tony Clement also declared BPA to be toxic and banned it from baby bottles back in 2008, making Canada the first nation to officially ban the chemical from baby containers (http://www.naturalnews.com/029011_BPA_plasti...).

The biggest concern with BPA is the way it can slowly but continually leach from containers into food and drinks. And because the chemical is known to mimic estrogen, it can exhibit a "gender-bender" effect when consumed, especially in developing children whose hormonal balance is highly sensitive to outside influences.

"When you put liquids into a bottle -- particularly hot liquids or liquids containing fatty liquids -- it leaches out of the plastic," explained Belinda Phipps, chief executive of the U.K. charity National Childbirth Trust, to BBC News. "And particularly as the bottle gets older and it gets more scratched, more and more leaches out and into the liquid."

To learn more about the dangers of BPA, visit:
http://www.naturalnews.com/BPA.html

Sources for this story include:

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AO3MS...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11843...

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.