09 June 2010 17:28 [Source: ICIS news]
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While EU regulators have still considered BPA as harmless for consumers, Flasbarth pointed to a large number of studies that showed a number of undesirable health side effects from the chemical.
Additionally, some countries - including
Importantly, the EU’s Reach regulation put responsibility for risks from chemicals on the companies producing or using them, Flasbarth said. The onus was on the industry to evaluate and minimise potential BPA risks, he said.
The UBA, for its part, was waiting for the chemical industry’s BPA registration dossier under Reach, due by 30 November. The agency would then evaluate the dossier and decide on necessary measures to protect people and the environment, Flasbarth said.
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