Corrected: Recent BPA bans could encourage others to follow - source

13 March 2013 17:11  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS story headlined “Recent BPA bans could encourage others to follow - source” dated 13 March 2013, please read in the first paragraph … bans similar to those seen in France … instead of … in Mexico and France. Please read in the second paragraph … The comments came in response to the news some bottlers in Mexico may be offering water in five-gallon containers made only from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) starting in August … instead of … news the Mexican government moved to ban five-gallon polycarbonate plastic (PC) bottles for water storage from August 2013 … A corrected story follows.

LONDON (ICIS)--Growing concerns over the negative effects of bisphenol A (BPA) on human health could lead to more countries adopting bans similar to those seen in France, an industry source told ICIS on Wednesday.

The comments came in response to the news some bottlers in Mexico may be offering water in five-gallon containers made only from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) starting in August.

Last year, the French Agency for Food, Environmental & Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) issued a strong warning against BPA after its own research pointed to the need to prevent exposure to BPA of the most susceptible populations, such as infants, young children, and pregnant and breastfeeding women.

In addition, recent research suggests that BPA causes cancer and that it is dangerous to health, which resulted in a national ban in France in all food packaging containing the material, to come into effect at the start of 2015. Several other countries have opted to ban BPA in baby food packaging.

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