Given the extensive efforts here in the US to reduce/eliminate BPA in food/water contact situations, I was surprised to find that Europe is still at the same point that the FDA is: more time and studies are needed. Plastics News (Europe) is reporting that the European Food Safety Authority has again delayed publishing an opinion on the maximum acceptable level of BPA consumption.
I found this paragraph as particularly interesting:
"The panel is understood to have dismissed the Stump study’s conclusions over BPA affecting neuro-behaviour, which had led Denmark to ban BPA in materials in contact with food for children aged 0-3 years. It has also ruled out DTU’s claim that low doses damage learning ability. "
Allowing for children to contact BPA and also ruling out the claim of damaged learning ability? I would have thought that the fearmongers would have won the day.