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China to ban BPA baby bottles

06-01-2011 20:32 BJT

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From June 1st, the European Union bans the import and sale of bottles containing BPA, Bisphenol A. The Chinese government has also issued a public health notice banning the use of BPA in the production of infant feeding bottles. Our reporter Xue Jingmeng finds out what Chinese parents, and medical professionals have to say on the issue.

For 50 years, BPA has been widely used in the production of children's feeding bottles. But now, scientific research has discovered that the compound may be detrimental to infant development. Alarmed Chinese parents have begun looking for safer alternatives.

Beijing Resident said, "I care more about the brand of bottles. I usually choose foreign brands. Quality is the most important thing."

"I choose the glass ones. I think they are safer and better for the environment." Beijing Resident said.

From June 1st, the European Union bans the import and sale of bottles containing
BPA, Bisphenol A. The Chinese government has also issued a public health notice
banning the use of BPA in the production of infant feeding bottles.

The Chinese government has indicated that the import and sale of bottles containing BPA will be banned, starting from September 1st. Local food security inspectors have also been asked to be vigilant against any possible violations of the ban. In order to find out about the impact the compound can have on children, we spoke to Doctor Zhang, who has been researching BPA for many years.

Zhang Zhaofeng, Ph.d. School of Public Healty, Peking University, said, "There is no doubt that BPA impacts the health of an infant, but whether the feeding bottles that contain BPA impact children's health is debatable. Children are a special group, different from the rest of the population, so we should take care of any risks. "

Doctor Zhang advises parents to get rid of their children's plastic feeding bottles and replace them with glass ones. Considering the lower price of the plastic bottles containing BPA may be cheaper, but it is important to make the switch sooner rather than later.

"Enforcing the ban on BPA baby bottles is an urgent issue for the the government. In the past, enforcing safety regulations on other infant products has proven to be far from easy. Xue Jingmeng, CCTV Beijing"

 

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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