Gallery: Sweden Announces BPA Ban in Children’s Food Packaging

 

Just one month after the FDA rejected a proposal to ban Bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging, Sweden has announced that it will ban the chemical in food packaging intended for children under 3 years old. BPA is a powerful hormone disrupter that is used in plastics and aluminum can linings. Government officials in Sweden say that this new chemical ban will mostly affect lids of baby food bottles but the new mandate also gives the Swedish Chemicals Agency a 3-month deadline to decide if BPA should also be banned from certain types of thermal paper, including receipts and tickets, and to determine how BPA is being used in drinking-water pipes, toys and children’s goods.

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  1. Green Joy April 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    The government was designed to protect the people, not just from foreign powers, but also from internal threats. This is obviously the government not doing its job. Massive failure on their part.

    Juan Miguel Ruiz
    GreenJoyment.com

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