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Fundación Vivo Sano: Online petition to ban BPA from food contact materials

Vivo Sano is calling for a national standard to be drafted to prevent any material packaging or container intended to be in contact with food to contain bisphenol A (BPA). This means a ban on their use, trade, export and import. The national standard should apply the precautionary principle and be done as soon as possible, as has been done in other EU countries.

BPA is a chemical used in the production of polycarbonate plastics and the linings of aluminium food and drink cans. Evidence has been mounting that BPA may have adverse health consequences for reproduction, the nervous system, the immune system, and for cancer risks (e.g. breast cancer), as well as for the metabolic and cardiovascular systems.

Both the EU Commission and the US have banned BPA from baby bottles but they have not taken regulatory action on other food contact materials.

To support Vivo Sano’s call for a ban on BPA in food contact material you can sign the petition here

More information is available on their campaign website Hogar sin tóxicos.

Originally posted on 6 February 2014

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