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Analysis: French action on Bisphenol A and the EU response

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To date Bisphenol A (BPA) remains a source of concern for authorities on both national and European level. To ensure the protection of human health on their territory, individual Member States - that do not consider BPA to be safe - have introduced restrictions on BPA, of which the French restrictions are the most far reaching. The legitimacy of these measures are being questioned. Beyond dispute, however, is that the lack of uniform national rules on BPA creates a lack of legal certainty for the industry and poses a threat to the objectives of the single market, writes Katia Merten-Lentz of international law firm, Keller & Heckman.



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