Breast Cancer Link Found in BPA Baby Bottle, Ban Called for

by Trilok Kapur on  December 2, 2009 at 11:40 AM Women Health News
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 Breast Cancer Link Found in BPA Baby Bottle, Ban Called for
Controversial chemical Bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, used in baby bottles, have set British campaigners to call for a ban on baby bottles containing it.

The National Childbirth Trust says there is "compelling" evidence linking BPA to breast cancer and other conditions.

The chemical is widely used in plastics and is commonly found in food and drink containers.

The US has removed BPA from their products in March, due to consumer pressure.

Canada has also banned products containing the chemical.

However, scientists have been divided on whether BPA is a health hazard.

The Food Standards Agency said it had no plans to act.

"The Food Standards Agency, working closely with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), and the European Commission have looked into the potential risks from BPA and found that exposure of UK consumers to BPA from all sources, including food contact materials, was well below levels considered harmful," Sky News quoted a spokesman as saying.

Source: ANI
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