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China bans BPA use in baby bottles

China has placed a ban on the production of baby bottles made of polycarbonate or containing Bisphenol A (BPA) from June 1, according to

Agencies of quality and technology supervision at all levels should withdraw and cancel the certificates of polycarbonate baby bottle producers, the report said, quoting the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ).

Baby bottle producers should recall the products made of polycarbonate or containing Bisphenol A in line with the ban and are not allowed to use recalled products to make plastic packages, containers and tools, it said.

Polycarbonate is a thermoplastics that has many applications, while Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical widely used to make hard, polycarbonate plastics, such as baby bottles.

Traces of BPA can be released from plastic containers into the food they carry if these containers are heated at high temperatures. They may lead to early sexual development of children and could cause cancer, according to health experts.
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