NCT response: BPA ban
Released on: 26 November 2010
Belinda Phipps, Chief Executive, NCT, said:
“We have been calling for a UK ban on selling baby bottles containing bisphenol-A plastics for several years, and are thrilled their import and sale will soon be outlawed across the EU.
“When you put hot liquids into a bottle containing BPA, particularly as the bottle gets older and more scratched, the chemical can leach out of the plastic and be absorbed into the baby’s body.
“There are now viable alternatives to BPA that can be used to produce clear plastic baby bottles, and so there is no reason to continue using this chemical when there is concern about potential risks to young babies.
“We would now like to see BPA plastics banned in other products, as the chemical is also used in the linings of some formula tins and baby food containers.”