Mar 15, 2011
Ban on BPA milk bottles in Malaysia
Malaysian Helath Minister, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, showing the difference between a milk bottle with Bisphenol A (BPA) (left) and one without the chemical - Utusan Malaysia
PUTRAJAYA - POLYCARBONATE infant milk bottles containing the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) will be outlawed from March 1 next year.
Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the Cabinet had decided to ban such milk bottles due to BPA's risk to infant hormone systems.
'The enforcement will be made in stages and the industry is given one year to comply with the decision by making changes to their machines and buying new raw materials,' he told a press conference on Monday.
Datuk Liow urged parents and guardians of infants and children to make the switch now to bottles marked 'BPA-free' which were widely available in the local market.
He said the decision for the ban was made as there was no scientific evidence which proved that BPA bottles were safe for use by high-risk groups namely infants and children.
'This action was taken in case BPA could definitely affect the hormone and other body function systems,' he said. -- THE STAR/ANN
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