Sunday, October 10, 2010

European Food Safety Authority: Bisphenol A is Safe to Human

(Brussels, AFP) European Food Safety Authority announced on 5 October that Bisphenol A, which was widely used in the manufacturing of baby’s feeding bottles and other plastic containers is not harmful to human health.

The scientific team under European Food Safety Authority said they "found no new evidence that can leading to change recommendations on "the tolerable daily intake of bisphenol A”. The EFSA recommended that as long as the intake quantity is as no more than the limit of 0.05 mg / kg body weight, bisphenol A is safe, it will not cause harm to human’s body.

Bisphenol A is widely used in polycarbonate plastics manufacturing industry as a plastic additive, which includes inner coatings of plastic baby bottles and metal cans. As for there are suspicion on bisphenol A may be harmful to human health, the French have banned the sale of baby bottles containing Bisphenol A and other similar chemicals, while Denmark banned the use of Bisphenol A in manufacturing materials will be touched by children food from 0 to 3 years.

Originally Posted: About Additive