Following on from the study earlier this week about the dangers of the chemical BPA, French law makers have banned baby bottles containing the Bisphenol A.
The study called for BPA to be banned in all plastics. However the new legislation only covers baby bottles. BPA is used in polycarbonated plastics and epoxy resins found in an assortment of containers, the lining of food and beverage cans and dental sealants.
There are now over 130 studies that suggest that even very low levels of BPA can cause health problems. BPA has been blamed for everything from breast cancer and obesity, to the early onset of puberty.
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