What is BPA?
BPA stands for Bisphenol A - a chemical compound also known as 2,2-bis (4-hydroxyphenyl) propane, used, in combination with other chemicals, for the production of plastics and resins. BPA is part of polycarbonate, used for the production of plastic products such as CDs, spectacle lenses, window panes, food packaging, baby bottles, teats elements and many more. It happens that small amounts of BPA can get through as a result of damage or high temperature from plastic products to food.
Harmfulness of BPA
The scientific community speaks about the harmful effects of BPA on humans. American professor Frederick vom Saal from the University of Missouri observed that the BPA compound may cause, among others: reduced fertility, congenital fetal defects, premature puberty, hormone disturbance, hyperactivity and increased risk of cancer. Professor Saal said that this substance is dangerous even at doses considered acceptable, and that infants and children are most exposed to the toxic effects of BPA. Despite the harmfulness of BPA, the European Union has not issued a complete ban on its use, which means that most products available on the Polish market contain this chemical compound. The ban on the use of BPA applies only to baby feeding bottles (Commission Directive 2011/8 / EU of 28 January 2011). The European Commission has banned the use of BPA for the production of baby bottles and introduced a ban on the import and sale of such bottles. Countries such as Canada, Australia, the USA and some EU countries are currently seeking to withdraw products containing Bisphenol A from food products and from the market.
BPA FREE - Free from BPA
Consumers are increasingly turning to products that do not threaten their lives and health. They are looking for products free of toxic substances, including from BPA. The BPA-free certificate gives the consumer a certificate that products are created for the sake of his health and safety.