Finally a law banning the use of BPA takes effect from 1st October 2011 across the United States. This law is the first of its kind in the nation to ban products containing bisphenol A. Kudos to the advocates of BPA ban!
The law ban use of the chemical in reusable food and beverage containers, reusable spill-proof cups, containers of infant formula and baby food, plastic sports bottles, and Thermoses.
This ban is as a result of increase evidence on the harmful effects of this chemical especially its endocrine disrupting effects commonest amongst which is type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
I hope a global ban on the manufacture and use of BPA would soon be in place. This will surely help avoid the world advanced economies from further manufacturing of the chemical (for their economic gains) and subsequent dumping of it on the developing nations. I equally pray that the world industrialised nations would transfer their technological knowledge on the alternative to BPA (which I believe is in place in their countries) to enable the low and mid-income economies adopt it.
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