Study of the possible migration risks of food contact materials for children under 3 years

Last updated on 11-6-2020 by Jill Alexandre


Bisphenol-A (BPA) has been used for many years as a monomer for polycarbonate (PC) polymers (water and infant feeding bottles) and epoxy resins (canned food packaging) from which it can be released into the food, the major exposure source of BPA to humans. Since BPA has endocrine disrupting properties, its use was prohibited for the production of polymers for food contact materials for children younger than 3 years old (European Commission, regulation No. 10/2011). Furthermore, in a recent opinion, the Superior Health Council of Belgium expressed its concern regarding the possible risks ass…

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