Britain Opposes French Ban on BPA

Today, the Independent ran an article stating that the British government is currently opposing an initiative by France to ban the chemical bisphenol-A from baby products. The UK, joined by countries such as the Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and Slovenia, have stated that they oppose the removal of this chemical from baby bottles because it will "breach trade rules."

"Peer-reviewed scientific studies have found that in animals BPA increases cell mutations associated with the development of cancer. Studies have also found that humans with high levels of the chemical have more heart disease. Links have also been made between BPA and obesity and diabetes. However, industry groups insist BPA is safe, and scientists are divided as to whether it is harmful."

To read more about the UK's opposition to the French initiative to ban BPA, read the full article on the Independent here.

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