Mediaroom RSS feed http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org Mediaroom Sunday, December 11, 2016 en-en <![CDATA[ French court identifies unjustified restriction of trade with French BPA ban ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/208/179/French-court-identifies-unjustified-restriction-of-trade-with-French-BPA-ban http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/208/179/French-court-identifies-unjustified-restriction-of-trade-with-French-BPA-ban Today, the highest constitutional authority in France, the French Constitutional Council, stated that the French law of 24 December 2012 suspending the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) unjustifiably restricts trade. The Council ruled that it was unconstitutional that France banned the manufacture and export of BPA-based food contact materials out of France. Consequently, the part of the current law concerning production and export of these products has been abrogated with immediate effect.

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<![CDATA[ French ban on the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact in conflict with European law and risk assessment ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/189/179/French-ban-on-the-use-of-Bisphenol-A-BPA-in-food-contact-in-conflict-with-European-law-and-risk-assessment http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/189/179/French-ban-on-the-use-of-Bisphenol-A-BPA-in-food-contact-in-conflict-with-European-law-and-risk-assessment French ban on the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact: In conflict with European law and risk assessment - severe distortion of the market - no safety benefit for consumers

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<![CDATA[ Pour PlasticsEurope, la décision du Conseil Constitutionnel est une première étape vers la levée totale de l’interdiction du Bisphénol A dans les contenants alimentaires ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/211/179/Pour-PlasticsEurope-la-decision-du-Conseil-Constitutionnel-est-une-premiere-etape-vers-la-levee-totale-de-l-interdiction-du-Bisphenol-A-dans-les-contenants-alimentaires http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/211/179/Pour-PlasticsEurope-la-decision-du-Conseil-Constitutionnel-est-une-premiere-etape-vers-la-levee-totale-de-l-interdiction-du-Bisphenol-A-dans-les-contenants-alimentaires L’association des producteurs de matières plastiques PlasticsEurope prend acte de la décision du Conseil Constitutionnel du 17 septembre 2015 qui censure partiellement l’article 1er de la loi du 30 juin 2010 tel que modifié par la loi du 24 décembre 2012 sur la suspension de l’utilisation du bisphénol A dans les contenants alimentaires.

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<![CDATA[ Französisches Gericht erkennt unbegründete Handelseinschränkung durch das französische BPA Verbot ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/210/179/Franzoesisches-Gericht-erkennt-unbegruendete-Handelseinschraenkung-durch-das-franzoesische-BPA-Verbot http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/210/179/Franzoesisches-Gericht-erkennt-unbegruendete-Handelseinschraenkung-durch-das-franzoesische-BPA-Verbot Das höchste Verfassungsgericht in Frankreich, der Conseil Constitutionnel, hat festgestellt, dass
das französische Gesetz vom 24. Dezember 2012, welches die Nutzung von Bisphenol A (BPA)
einschränkt, den Handel in ungerechtfertigter Weise behindert.

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<![CDATA[ El Alto Tribunal francés identifica que la prohibición al BPA en Francia supone una restricción injustificada al libre comercio ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/209/179/El-Alto-Tribunal-frances-identifica-que-la-prohibicion-al-BPA-en-Francia-supone-una-restriccion-injustificada-al-libre-comercio http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/209/179/El-Alto-Tribunal-frances-identifica-que-la-prohibicion-al-BPA-en-Francia-supone-una-restriccion-injustificada-al-libre-comercio El Consejo Constitucional francés, máxima autoridad constitucional de Francia, declaró que la ley francesa del 24 de diciembre 2012 por la que se suspende el uso de bisfenol A (BPA) supone una restricción injustificada al comercio.

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<![CDATA[ Maclean's - Bottle battle: Is BPA really bad for our babies? ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/201/179/Maclean-39-s---Bottle-battle-Is-BPA-really-bad-for-our-babies http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/201/179/Maclean-39-s---Bottle-battle-Is-BPA-really-bad-for-our-babies In a recent paper in the Canadian Journal of Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier professor Simon Kiss argues that Health Canada’s decision to classify BPA as toxic in 2008 was the result of political and cultural factors, not because science shows it’s unsafe (read more)

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<![CDATA[ Forderung nach Nutzungsverbot ungerechtfertigt ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/200/179/Forderung-nach-Nutzungsverbot-ungerechtfertigt http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/200/179/Forderung-nach-Nutzungsverbot-ungerechtfertigt <![CDATA[ Klarstellung zur Stellungnahme der EFSA bezüglich der Sicherheit von Bisphenol A (BPA) ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/196/179/Klarstellung-zur-Stellungnahme-der-EFSA-bezueglich-der-Sicherheit-von-Bisphenol-A-BPA http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/196/179/Klarstellung-zur-Stellungnahme-der-EFSA-bezueglich-der-Sicherheit-von-Bisphenol-A-BPA <![CDATA[ Conclusión de la EFSA: "La exposición al bisfenol A no constituye riesgo para la salud de los consumidores" ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/195/179/Conclusion-de-la-EFSA-quot-La-exposicion-al-bisfenol-A-no-constituye-riesgo-para-la-salud-de-los-consumidores-quot http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/195/179/Conclusion-de-la-EFSA-quot-La-exposicion-al-bisfenol-A-no-constituye-riesgo-para-la-salud-de-los-consumidores-quot <![CDATA[ L’EFSA conclut que l’exposition au bisphénol A ne présente pas de risque pour la santé des consommateurs ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/194/179/L-EFSA-conclut-que-l-exposition-au-bisphenol-A-ne-presente-pas-de-risque-pour-la-sante-des-consommateurs http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/194/179/L-EFSA-conclut-que-l-exposition-au-bisphenol-A-ne-presente-pas-de-risque-pour-la-sante-des-consommateurs <![CDATA[ EFSA: „Kein Gesundheitsrisiko für Verbraucher durch Bisphenol-A-Exposition” ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/192/179/EFSA-Kein-Gesundheitsrisiko-fuer-Verbraucher-durch-Bisphenol-A-Exposition http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/192/179/EFSA-Kein-Gesundheitsrisiko-fuer-Verbraucher-durch-Bisphenol-A-Exposition <![CDATA[ Interdiction française sur l'utilisation du bisphénol A (BPA) dans les matériaux au contact des aliments: En conflit avec la législation européenne et l'évaluation des risques ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/190/179/Interdiction-francaise-sur-l-39-utilisation-du-bisphenol-A-BPA-dans-les-materiaux-au-contact-des-aliments-En-conflit-avec-la-legislation-europeenne-et-l-39-evaluation-des-risques http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/190/179/Interdiction-francaise-sur-l-39-utilisation-du-bisphenol-A-BPA-dans-les-materiaux-au-contact-des-aliments-En-conflit-avec-la-legislation-europeenne-et-l-39-evaluation-des-risques <![CDATA[ Forbes - BPA Exposure Is 'Too Low to Cause Harm,' According To Regulators. But You'd Never Know That From The Media Coverage. ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/178/179/Forbes---BPA-Exposure-Is-39-Too-Low-to-Cause-Harm-39-According-To-Regulators-But-You-39-d-Never-Know-That-From-The-Media-Coverage http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/178/179/Forbes---BPA-Exposure-Is-39-Too-Low-to-Cause-Harm-39-According-To-Regulators-But-You-39-d-Never-Know-That-From-The-Media-Coverage EFSA’s tenfold lowering of the TDI is analogous to  a small increase in the odds of being struck by a meteorite: There’s no cause for heightened concern (Read more). 

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<![CDATA[ Industry comments on study on alleged link between BPA exposure and food intolerance ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/184/179/Industry-comments-on-study-on-alleged-link-between-BPA-exposure-and-food-intolerance http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/184/179/Industry-comments-on-study-on-alleged-link-between-BPA-exposure-and-food-intolerance Media reported on a study conducted by researchers from the INRA Institute in Toulouse, France. This explorative study has severe limitations; the biological significance of the observed biochemical parameter with respect to adversity is not demonstrated. Statements relating the study results to humans would therefore be misleading speculation.

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<![CDATA[ Commentaire de l'industrie sur une étude récente sur le BPA et les poissons zèbres ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/183/179/Commentaire-de-l-39-industrie-sur-une-etude-recente-sur-le-BPA-et-les-poissons-zebres http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/183/179/Commentaire-de-l-39-industrie-sur-une-etude-recente-sur-le-BPA-et-les-poissons-zebres Une étude hautement spéculative sur les effets du BPA sur les poissons zèbres ne démontre aucun lien direct entre l’exposition au BPA et les effets sur les humains. Cette étude n’est pas pertinente pour l’évaluation des risques pour les humains.

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<![CDATA[ Industry comments on study on alleged effects of BPA on human hearing ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/182/179/Industry-comments-on-study-on-alleged-effects-of-BPA-on-human-hearing http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/182/179/Industry-comments-on-study-on-alleged-effects-of-BPA-on-human-hearing Media reported on a study on zebra fish undertaken by the Institute of Functional Genomics of Lyon. The study is highly experimental, is not relevant for human risk assessment and does not show any direct link between BPA exposure and effects on humans.

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<![CDATA[ Industry views on current classification of BPA ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/180/179/Industry-views-on-current-classification-of-BPA http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/180/179/Industry-views-on-current-classification-of-BPA Industry remains convinced that there is no basis to change the current classification of BPA. BPA is not a selective reproductive toxicant as indicated by guideline studies that cover a very wide dose range, from very low up to high doses. Effects on animal fertility only occur at high doses of BPA and are a consequence of systemic toxicity.

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<![CDATA[ Industry briefing on EFSA draft assessment on BPA ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/179/179/Industry-briefing-on-EFSA-draft-assessment-on-BPA http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/179/179/Industry-briefing-on-EFSA-draft-assessment-on-BPA Industry provides background briefing on latest EFSA draft assessment on BPA.

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<![CDATA[ Industry comments on scientific committee's draft opinion on the safety of the use of BPA in medical devices ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/177/179/Industry-comments-on-scientific-committee-39-s-draft-opinion-on-the-safety-of-the-use-of-BPA-in-medical-devices http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/177/179/Industry-comments-on-scientific-committee-39-s-draft-opinion-on-the-safety-of-the-use-of-BPA-in-medical-devices SCENIHR preliminary opinion finds margin of safety for polycarbonate and epoxy resin medical devices. Within the constraints of the available data, SCENIHR generally found that exposure to BPA from all medical applications is low, often in the range of the very low consumer exposures through the diet.

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<![CDATA[ Weitere Kommentare der Industrie zum Entwurf der EFSA-Bewertung ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/176/179/Weitere-Kommentare-der-Industrie-zum-Entwurf-der-EFSA-Bewertung http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/176/179/Weitere-Kommentare-der-Industrie-zum-Entwurf-der-EFSA-Bewertung Die europäische Behörde für Lebensmittelsicherheit (EFSA) hat Leber, Nieren und Brustdrüsen als diejenigen Bereiche identifiziert, die in Bezug auf BPA eine Risikobewertung erfordern – jedoch nicht, daß BPA Auswirkungen auf diese Organe hätte in Dosierungen, die relevant für menschliche Exposition sind. Der vorgeschlagene TDI ist das Ergebnis einer äußerst konservativen Herangehensweise – nicht Ausdruck einer erhöhten Unsicherheit.

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<![CDATA[ Más comentarios de la industria sobre ciertos aspectos del proyecto de opinion de la EFSA ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/175/179/Mas-comentarios-de-la-industria-sobre-ciertos-aspectos-del-proyecto-de-opinion-de-la-EFSA http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/175/179/Mas-comentarios-de-la-industria-sobre-ciertos-aspectos-del-proyecto-de-opinion-de-la-EFSA EFSA no concluyó que el BPA tiene efectos sobre el hígado, el riñón y la glándula mamaria en los niveles de dosis relevantes a la exposición humana; sino que estas áreas se incluyeron en la evaluación de riesgo. La nueva IDT temporal es el resultado de un enfoque muy conservador, no de una mayor incertidumbre.

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<![CDATA[ Nouveaux commentaires de l’industrie sur certains aspects du projet d’avis de l’EFSA ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/174/179/Nouveaux-commentaires-de-l-industrie-sur-certains-aspects-du-projet-d-avis-de-l-EFSA http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/174/179/Nouveaux-commentaires-de-l-industrie-sur-certains-aspects-du-projet-d-avis-de-l-EFSA L’EFSA n’a pas conclu que le BPA avait des effets négatifs sur le foie, les reins, et les glandes mammaires à des niveaux d’exposition significatifs pour l’homme mais a identifié ces effets potentiels comme nécessitant une évaluation des risques. La nouvelle DJT temporaire proposée par l’EFSA est le résultat d’une approche extrêmement prudente et non la réponse à plus d’incertitude.

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<![CDATA[ Industry further comments on certain aspects of the EFSA draft opinion ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/172/179/Industry-further-comments-on-certain-aspects-of-the-EFSA-draft-opinion http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/172/179/Industry-further-comments-on-certain-aspects-of-the-EFSA-draft-opinion Industry stresses that in its new draft opinion, EFSA did not conclude that BPA causes effects on the liver, kidney and the mammary gland at dose levels relevant to human exposure, but identified these areas to require risk assessment. Additionally it set a new temporary TDI (t-TDI) as a result of a highly conservative approach and not of increased uncertainty. Finally, industry points out that exposure to BPA for consumers remains extremely low and is well below the new t-TDI.

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<![CDATA[ Les représentants de l’industrie commentent le projet de conclusions de l'EFSA sur le BPA ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/171/179/Les-representants-de-l-industrie-commentent-le-projet-de-conclusions-de-l-39-EFSA-sur-le-BPA http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/171/179/Les-representants-de-l-industrie-commentent-le-projet-de-conclusions-de-l-39-EFSA-sur-le-BPA L’avis de l’EFSA confirme clairement que le BPA ne présente pas de risque pour la santé humaine, y compris pour les nouveau-nés et les jeunes enfants. Cela correspond aux résultats obtenus par d’autres agences réglementaires dans le monde.

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<![CDATA[ Comentarios de la industria sobre las conclusiones preliminares de la EFSA sobre el BPA ]]> http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/170/179/Comentarios-de-la-industria-sobre-las-conclusiones-preliminares-de-la-EFSA-sobre-el-BPA http://www.bisphenol-a-europe.org/mediaroom/170/179/Comentarios-de-la-industria-sobre-las-conclusiones-preliminares-de-la-EFSA-sobre-el-BPA La opinión de la EFSA confirma claramente que el BPA no es una preocupación para la salud humana, incluidos los recién nacidos y niños pequeños. Esta conclusión coincide con las conclusiones de otros organismos reguladores de todo el mundo.

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