Why BPA Free?

In 2014 and 2015 a number of studies in Europe came to the conclusion that the chemical, currently used in a number of food containers and every day consumables, has the potential to have impacts on several human health endpoints.

In 2016 the WTO and EU banned the distribution of thermal receipt paper that contains BPA (Bisphenol A) in alignment with the publication of Regulation EU2016/2235 of December 2016. This ban has yet to have made it's way into Australian law, however it is understood that Coles Supermarkets are currently using BPA and Phenol Free receipt paper rolls, taking measures to protect staff and customers from the impacts.

This site is produced to raise awareness of the issues that BPA is causing within our community and to monitor the actions of large manufacturers as they come to terms with the demands of the community for BPA-Free products.

 

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What is BPA? Is it bad for you?

BPA stands for bisphenol A. BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s...

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What does the Government say?

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used in the lining of some food and beverage packaging to protect food from contamination and extend shelf life. It’s also used in non-food products.

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What about Scientists?

New research adds onto growing evidence that BPA-free alternatives may not be as safe as consumers think. Researchers found that in mice, BPA replacements caused decreased sperm counts and less-viable eggs. These effects were then passed on to next generations, scientists reported yesterday (Sept. 13) in the journal Current Biology.

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Next Steps...

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