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Europe Bans Bisphenol A in Baby Bottles from Mid-2011

9:01 AM MST | November 26, 2010 | Alex Scott

The European Union (EU) has banned polycarbonate that contains bisphenol A (BPA) in baby feeding bottles from June 1, 2011. The ruling has been made due to health concerns relating to the effects of BPA on children with particular concerns about damage to children’s immune system and development.   The proposed ban was agreed earlier this week by a committee of government experts from EU member states. The ruling does not require approval from the European Parliament which had already been calling for a ban on BPA in babies’ bottles. The ban...

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