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– EU moves to restrict hormone-disrupting chemical found in plastics Green groups welcome a historical ruling recognising that bisphenol A (BPA), found in TVs, plastic water bottles and kettles, poses a threat to human health. • BPA is linked to a range of hormone-twisting health effects including cancer, learning difficulties and diabetes. Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images – by Arthur Neslen  at The Guardian Friday 16 June 2017 • A chemical found in CDs, DVDs, kettles and water bottles could soon be restricted after the EU authorities ruled that it posed a threat to human health because of its effects on hormones. The European chemicals agency (Echa) voted unanimously that bisphenol A (BPA) was an ‘endocrine disruptor’, linking it to a range of hormone-twisting health effects including cancer, learning difficulties and diabetes. The substance has already been singled out for its toxicity to the human reproduction system. The Green law group ClientEarth, which contributed to a 20-year battle against BPA, said the decision was “historic” and called for rapid action by the authorities. “Now BPA is finally recognised as an endocrine disruptor, the EU and national governments must act fast to limit the irreversible damage this chemical does to people and […] Read more

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