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European Commission strictly limits BPA in toys

6:40 AM MDT | June 25, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Commission has today strictly limited the level of bisphenol A (BPA) in toys for children up to the age of three years and for toys that are intended to be in the mouth. The limit—0.1 milligrams/liter (migration limit)—is taken from a standard that the European toy industry voluntarily applies to control the level of BPA in toys, the commission says. The standard has helped keep children's exposure to BPA from toys low in comparison with nonfood sources, such as dust or cosmetics, and far lower than that from diet, the commission says...

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Comments (1) for European Commission imposes strict limit on BPA in toys
Another case of the EU completely ignoring the scientific evidence and responding to pseudo science and media pressure. With a 50 year + track record in human health with no ill effects being ignored along with a clean bill of health from the USA and Canada then how on earth can anyone take the EFSA seriously? Hopefully someone at the ECHA will see sense but based on their current performance I doubt it, again ignoring the REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE and DATA.
Posted by Frerick Devine on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 @ 09:14 AM

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