The Swedish Chemicals Agency, KemI, conducted a survey to define the extent to which bisphenol A (BPA) is included in children’s toys and other childcare products, and assessed the resultant risks to children. No risk was identified, leading KemI to conclude that there was no need to propose any restrictions to reduce BPA exposure from toys. The Agency will continue to monitor health risks to children from BPA and its alternatives, and will investigate other potential sources of exposure such as breast milk and polycarbonate bottles (where BPA exposure is likely to be substantially higher than from children’s toys).

KemI (2012). Swedish Chemicals Agency. Bisphenol A in toys and children’s products – a need for exposure reduction? (in Swedish with English summary). Rapport Nr 6/12. September 2012.

http://www.kemi.se/Documents/Publikationer/Trycksaker/Rapporter/Rapport-6-12-BPA-i-leksaker-och-barnartiklar.pdf

The above item was taken from the October 2012 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here for more details).

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