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Baby bottles containing BPA banned from shelves
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Published on 01-06-11

Any baby bottles containing the substance Bisphenol A (BPA) are now banned from shelves across the EU.  A ban on their use in manufacturing infant bottles was introduced earlier this year on 1st March.

The bans were introduced due to uncertainties on the harmfulness of BPA exposure on infants.

    Baby bottles containing BPA banned from shelves

    John Dalli, Health and Consumer Policy Commissioner, said: "June 1 is a milestone in our efforts to better protect the health of EU citizens, in particular the health of our children. Due to the fact that there are uncertainties concerning the effect of the exposure of infants to Bisphenol A, the Commission deemed it both necessary and appropriate to take action. The aim is to further reduce the exposure of the most vulnerable part of our population."

    The Commission is entitled to take preventive measures on the basis of the precautionary principle even if the risk, notably to human health, has not yet been fully demonstrated.

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