27 Apr '12, 5pm

Sweden bans BPA in food packaging marketed to kids.

Sweden bans BPA in food packaging marketed to kids.

notes that when animals have been given even very low doses of BPA, it can result in a variety of negative effects on brain development . The report does note that current BPA studies are difficult to evaluate, especially as related to low-dose exposure. Still, the report also notes that the uncertainty of BPA risks means it’s better to avoid long-term exposure to the chemical instead of messing around with it, at least until more research can be done. Food Product Design reports that the Minister for the Environment Lena Ek notes, “Parents must be able to feel confident about the products with which their children come into contact in daily life. As a matter of caution, we are now acting in all areas that the agencies believe play a significant role in the exposure of young children. The EU should take more far-reaching initiatives than today to limit children’s exposure ...

Full article: http://www.inhabitots.com/sweden-becomes-latest-country-t...

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