The use of plastic pallets containing the chemical decabromodiphenyl ether (Deca) that are used to ship, cool and store fruit and vegetables should be halted on safety grounds, a US environmental organisation has said.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) have no plans to re-examine their advice on bisphenol A (BPA) despite mounting concern in the United States over the substance.
The North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA) has condemned reports that it was involved in a top level meeting to revamp the image of bisphenol A (BPA) by using a pregnant woman to talk about the benefits of the substance.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should ban Bisphenol A (BPA) in children’s products and food containers, and has enough scientific data to support such a move, claims the Consumers Union (CU).
Bisphenol A (BPA) could prevent successful in vitro fertilization, or the ability of embryos to attach to the uterus, according to presentations at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's (ASRM) annual meeting.
Scientists in Japan said a small sample study indicates a link
between recurrent miscarriages and Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical
that has been previously fingered as a possibly cause of breast
cancer, reports Ahmed ElAmin.