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Vivosano: Campaign launch on the banning of Bisphenol A in food contact material in Spain

In the framework of the Hogar sin Tóxicos (Toxic Free Home) campaign, Vivosano are urgently calling on health authorities and Spanish political parties to promote the drafting of legislation to prohibit the presence of BPA in all food contact materials, regardless whether it is in food or drinks. This is in view of the precautionary principle.

Bisphenol A is a chemical contaminant and hundreds of scientific investigations have been linked it with impacts on the reproductive system, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even cancer. The substance enters our body via the food.

France has already adopted this decision, and further European countries are also taking the necessary steps. The European Commission has already banned BPA in baby bottles and/or other baby food packaging, hence official measures confirm the need to protect ourselves from the possible effects of this substance. Vivosano urge for the same to be adopted in Spain.

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Originally posted on 14 March 2013

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