Bisphenol A campaign
Bisphenol A is a toxic substance that, according to a huge number of scientific studies predominantly in Europe and USA, can change our body’s hormonal balance even at low levels of concentration. Similar levels are found in the vast majority of people in the developed world (e.g. in blood or urine).
Hundreds of investigations have linked low level exposure to this substance with possible health problems.
The main way Bisphenol A gets into our bodies is through our food, especially from polluted materials which are in contact with food either during processing, or from containers and food packaging. The inside of food tins is often coated with materials containing Bisphenol A, which can then be passed to the food inside the tin.
The European Commission, as well as many states around the world, has banned the use of Bisphenol A in baby bottles and/or a number of other containers used for baby food, showing the need to protect ourselves from the possible effects of this substance.
However, this is not enough by any means. What we are asking for is something which has already been started in Europe: to extend these measures further than products for children so as to better protect the health of all consumers. Recently, the French National Assembly unanimously passed a law prohibiting Bisphenol A in ALL materials, containers and packaging that may come in to contact with food or drink, no matter at what age group the product is aimed.
Public authorities are obliged to protect consumers from potential dangers and, therefore, they need to take urgent measures to reduce the presence of Bisphenol A in our bodies.
This is why we are fighting urgently to introduce a law to prevent the use of Bisphenol A in containers and packaging that may come in contact with food or drink.
DOWNLOAD OUR PROPOSAL
The current report serves as a base for health authorities and for political parties. It supports the introduction of a possible law which prohibits the presence of Bisphenol A in all packaging, containers and materials which come into contact with food or drink.
Click here to download the proposal.
SUPPORTING THE CAMPAIGN
Many scientists, healthcare professionals and organisations have shown their support for our campaign.
A summary in a few pages about the issue of Bisphenol A.