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Press release on Chemicals

Bisphenol A - a chemical with adverse effects produced in large quantities

The substance Bisphenol A is frequently mentioned in media reports on hazardous chemicals. Over and over reports about Bisphenol A in the environment and in our bodies makes people feel insecure. What kind of substance is it, where can Bisphenol A be found and what is the risk for human health and environment? The Federal Environment Agency (UBA) comments on the health risks of Bisphenol A and informs about actions that can be taken to reduce the risk. To protect human health and environment Jochen Flasbarth, president of UBA, recommends producers as well as users of this substance to use alternative substances already at this state of knowledge for reasons of precaution. read more

The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment