In an article published on July 6, 2016 regulatory news provider Chemical Watch reports that Sweden has announced a national ban on the use of bisphenol A (BPA, CAS 80-05-7) in epoxy resins in water pipe linings, starting September 1, 2016. The Swedish government announced the intention to ban BPA in water pipes in August 2015 (FPF reported). According to the Swedish government, high levels of BPA were measured in water from hot water pipes renovated with two-part BPA-containing epoxy. There is concern that gruel or infant formula mixed in lukewarm water or cooled water may contain BPA at levels that may be harmful to infants.

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Chemical Watch (July 6, 2016). “Sweden bans BPA in water pipe linings.