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Experts dismiss new study showing dangers of BPA

By Louis Gore-Langton

New research shows exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) in pregnant mice can disrupt the immune system and lead to multiple sclerosis in infancy, but experts say the chemical poses no risk to humans.

BPA risk assessment needs reassessing

BPA risk assessment needs reassessing

By Rod Addy

US scientists have challenged ways of assessing the safety of food contact chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in a fresh research article.

FDA announces BPA safety review

FDA announces BPA safety review

By Rory Harrington

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said it is reviewing its advice that bisphenol A (BPA) is safe for use in baby bottles and food containers, pledging to announce its findings within weeks.

US state bans BPA in baby bottles

US state bans BPA in baby bottles

By Mike Stones

Minnesota has become the first US state to ban the use of the controversial chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) in baby bottles. Concern focuses on the possible effects of BPA leaching into babies' feed when bottles are heated.

Cut out BPA use or risk market exclusion, urges new report

Cut out BPA use or risk market exclusion, urges new report

By Jane Byrne

Continued use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in food and beverage packaging poses unnecessary competitive, reputational and potential market exclusion risks for food and beverage manufacturing companies, claims a new report.

US hearing on packaging chemical imminent

US hearing on packaging chemical imminent

By Jane Byrne

The US food safety regulator is set to provide more information to the public later this month about its safety review of Bisphenol A (BPA), the chemical found in packaging.

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