France Bans Contested Chemical BPA in food Packaging

AFP

The French parliament voted Thursday to ban the use of bisphenol A, a chemical thought to have a toxic effect on the brain and nervous system, in baby food packaging next year and all food containers in 2015.

The chemical, commonly known as BPA, is used in “polycarbonate” types of hard plastic bottles and as a protective lining in food and beverage cans.

It became a concern following evidence in lab animals of a toxic effect on the brain and nervous system.

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One Response

  1. WTF would they wait so long? Knowing the French the stuff will not sell and and will sit on the shelves.

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