BPA in Europe: An EU Ban?
The use of Bisphenol A is controversial not only in the US, but also in Europe. Governments in Europe are starting to take decisive steps to protect their citizens. This past March, the government of Denmark voted to outlaw the chemical in products for children age 0-3. France’s National Assembly approved a ban on manufacturing, importing, exporting and selling baby bottles made of BPA-based products just last week. And in April, the French Food Safety Agency (AFSSA) recommended that consumers should be alerted to the presence of Bisphenol A in packaging via “systematic labelling”.
Alberto Alemanno, an associate professor of law at HEC Paris, and Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Risk Regulation reports that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is currently considering an update to its current Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) of 0.05 mg BPA/kg body weight.
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