24 July 2018, New York issues a bill to ban BPA substitution chemicals in children's products。 This bill has been submitted to the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation。 It will expand existing legislation to ban the sale of bisphenol-containing child care products。 The new bill shall take into effect on 31 December, 2019。
The draft amendment expands the ban on bisphenol alternatives, including bisphenol AF (BPAF, CAS 1478-61-1), bisphenol Z (BPZ, CAS 843-55-0), bisphenol S (BPS, CAS 80-09-1), bisphenol F (BPF, CAS 620-92-8), bisphenol AP (BPAP, CAS 1571-75-1) and bisphenol B (BPB, CAS 77-40-7). Studies shows that all these six bisphenol alternatives are mimic estrogen in breast cancer cells, and three of them are more so than BPA itself.
BPA is used to make plastic hard and shatterproof and to extend the shelf life of canned food and it can leach out of products。 Studies routinely show that more than 90 percent of people have traces of the chemical in their body。 BPA is an endocrine disruptor, which messes with the body's hormones, potentially at very low levels。 In both animal and human studies the chemical has been linked to multiple health impacts in exposed babies and children—including obesity, asthma, low birth weights and genital defects。 This legislation will help eliminate child exposure to these potentially harmful hormone-like chemicals and help prevent adverse substitutions to BPA。
C&K Testing reminds enterprises to pay a close attention to the relative amendment on BPA regulations, to prevent the subsequent risk.