Plastic baby bottles 'harmful'

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Melbourne, January 11 (ANI): The chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) used to make plastic baby bottles is harmful, according to experts.

British scientists have announced that there is "compelling" evidence that the chemical is linked to breast cancer, sex hormone imbalances and has adverse health risks to babies.

United States of America has already banned these bottles, while the health authorities in countries like Australia and Britain are under pressure to remove it from shelves.

Also, the item is unavailable in France and Canada, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Australia's Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon has put the responsibility to do away with the BPA bottle on Therapeutic Goods Administration.

However, TGA has hinted that the Federal Health department need to deal with the issue.

Meanwhile, Queensland grandmother and anti-BPA in bottles campaigner Nadia Duensing warned that Australia could become the "dumping ground," while authorities bicker.

Also, European scientists may soon launch a campaign to get rid of the BPA containing bottles. (ANI)

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