Since 2003, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) conducted several scientific assessments on BPA. In each case EFSA reaffirmed that there is no concern for human health from BPA: human exposure to BPA is far below the safe intake level.
Nevertheless, based on a highly precautionary approach, the European Commission decided to restrict one specific BPA-based application: Since 1 June 2011, the production and sale of BPA-based polycarbonate baby bottles is no longer permitted under European law. The decision is not a consequence of any evidence of adverse effects from BPA. It was taken after the market for polycarbonate baby bottles in Europe had virtually disappeared.
Except for baby bottles, BPA-based materials are approved for all intended uses by EU law. In conflict to this legal situation, a national restriction on the use of BPA in all food contact materials is enforced in France since January 2015.
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