EU Food Safety Body may Review Its Clearance of Baby Bottle Chemical

by VR Sreeraman on  May 7, 2008 at 2:28 PM General Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Font : A-A+

The EU food safety watchdog EFSA said Tuesday it may review its clearance of bisphenol A for use in the manufacture of plastic baby bottles after Canada moved to ban the substance.
EU Food Safety Body may Review Its Clearance of Baby Bottle Chemical
EU Food Safety Body may Review Its Clearance of Baby Bottle Chemical

"EFSA is aware of the studies on bisphenol published in the United States and Canada," spokeswoman Anne-Laure Gassin told AFP. "The agency will examine whether it should review its opinion on this product, which dates from January 2007."

The European Food Safety Authority, headquartered in Parma, northern Italy, will reach a decision soon, she said.

The Canadian government announced last month that it was seeking public comment on whether to ban baby bottles made using bisphenol, considered "potentially harmful."

It would become the first country to ban the chemical compound.

A US government report last month also found that bisphenol A could endanger reproductive health and the nervous system.

EFSA said in its January 2007 risk assessment that a daily intake of 0.05 milligrammes of bisphenol A per kilogramme of body weight was tolerable, and that this amount was much greater than that ingested by infants in an average day.

Source: AFP
SRM

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Immunisation Food Additives Why Do We Eat - Nutrition Facts Diet Lifestyle and Heart Disease Pregnancy and Antenatal Care Healthy Living Hunger Fullness and Weight Control Label Lingo on Food Items: Decoded Food Safety for Health Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive