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Brazil Joins the Ranks

Ban Bisphenol Globally

Brazil has become one of the few countries to ban bisphenol-a (BPA) in baby bottles and products throughout the country.

ANVISA (Brazil’s National Health Watchdog) in a decision of recent studies abroad that show exposure to BPA is not in the best interests, particularly in infants fro 0 – 12 months.

Bisphenol-A is present in the polycarbonate used for baby bottles and can linings used for drinks and prepared foods and found to be responsible for many conditions and ailments.

With a time limit of 90 days, manufacturers and retailers have to have the products off the shelves by 31st December this year.

Brazil joins the European Union, Canada, China, Malaysia, Costa Rica and the 11 states in the USA who have had the good sense to believe the research and reports.

The Paradox

While the market for alternative technologies to BPA is growing rapidly, virtually all those alternative products, besides glass, are less known that BPA itself.

Are we trading one risk off against another?

Is the cure worse than the disease?

Once again, this is a clear example that man has no idea what he is really doing.

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