Breast Cancer UK is calling on the Government to take action to ban the use of the hormone disrupting chemical, Bisphenol A (BPA), in all food and drinks materials.
With your help, we won our campaign to ban the use of BPA in baby bottles across the EU in 2011. Yet BPA is still used routinely in a wide range of products including tin cans, microwave ovenware and children’s plastic plates and cutlery.
Scientific studies have shown that BPA leaches out of products, especially when they’re heated or damaged during dishwashing, and is getting into the food and drink we consume on a daily basis. BPA mimics oestrogen, which is known to affect the development of mammary glands and has been linked with an increased risk of breast cancer.
Find out more about the No More BPA Campaign and take action.
There is still a notable lack of action by the UK Government to protect public health from hazardous chemicals which can have a negative impact on our health.
Breast Cancer UK calls on the Government to:
Find out more about the No More Breast Cancer campaign.