Do you want to know? Bisphenol A in the spotlight again

Chemical pollution has not passed unnoticed. The scientific detective story and bestseller “Our stolen future”, published by Theo Colborn (1927-2014) et al. in 1996, popularised the theory that synthetic chemicals, with properties similar to natural hormones, can affect all animals including humans. In the case of BPA it was not until 2017 that the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) listed it as a substance of very high concern (SVHC) since its endocrine disrupting properties cause serious health problems. The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety has identified 73 alternatives to BPA [ANSES 2013]. Ideally, the alternatives to a chemical of concern should be inert or at least much less toxic than the parent compound. However, many chemical alternatives currently on the market have not been tested…

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