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Our institute was founded upon international recommendations and laws of the European Union, and started its operation on the 1st of January 1998.
In our modern world the use of chemicals increase, therefore the establishment of the conditions of chemical safety requires a harmonized routine, either at national or international level. According to these requirements, the Institute ensures the proper institutional background for the safe use of chemicals with providing different activities of authorities, research, information service and coordinating functions in line with instructions of relevant Hungarian laws and expectations of the European Union.
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Bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles
The European Commission's Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health has voted in favour of introducing a ban on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles from March 2011. According to an EU Commission statement the decision is the result of months of discussion and exchange of views between the Commission's services, the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), EU Member States and industry.
Following the vote on 25th of November, Member States will have to prohibit the manufacture of polycarbonate infant feeding bottles with BPA from 1 March 2011 and from 1 June 2011 the placing on the market and the importation into the EU of such bottles will be prohibited.
This is good news for European consumers. New studies showed that BPA might have an effect on the development, immune response or tumour promotion.