"Europe Bans Baby Bottles With Bisphenol-A"

"BRUSSELS – Europe on Thursday banned baby bottles containing the chemical Bisphenol-A as of early next year over fears it may harm the health of children throughout the EU's half a billion population.

Parents across the European Union, the world's biggest open market, "can be sure that as of mid-2011 plastic infant feeding bottles will not include BPA", said John Dalli, commissioner in charge of health and consumer policy. "This is good news for European consumers."

The ban will see the 'manufacture of polycarbonate infant feeding bottles with BPA' outlawed from March 1, 2011, and from June 1, 2011, 'the placing on the market and the importation into the union of these bottles will be prohibited', the commission underlined in a statement."

AFP had the story November 25, 2010.

Friday, November 26, 2010