WECF presses on banning BPA in children toys during EU discussions

Campaign partner Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) presses for a complete ban on BPA and other chemicals in children toys instead of limiting thier use in products as planned by the EU Commission. 

Exposure to BPA, which has low dose effects especially in children, can alter the sensitive hormonal balance in developing bodies and can cause long-standing negative health effects. Therefore, it should be banned, instead of limited.

The same counts for other substances which can be found in consumer products and toys, such as lead and nickel. Since the early 1990s, it has been known that low levels of lead in blood can have adverse health effects, and it has not been possible to establish a threshold for lead toxicity.

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Post provided by campaign partner WECF