On August 5, 2015 the Government Offices of Sweden announced their intention to ban the use of the endocrine disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in water pipes. Sweden will shortly send a notification in this matter to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). Epoxy resins made of BPA are commonly used to refurbish domestic drinking water pipes. The Swedish Chemicals Agency has commissioned studies showing that epoxy-refurbished water pipes leach BPA into drinking water. Since tap water is used to prepare infant formula, such water pipes may be a significant exposure source of BPA for this sensitive population group.
Government Offices of Sweden (2015). Nu görs instatser för att förbjuda bisfenol A I vattenrör. [New efforts being made to ban bisphenol A in water pipes.] (article in Swedish).