Bisphenol and how to adapt you labels to the new European law

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Bisphenol is a kind of resin extremely harmful to health present in most plastics, food cans, PVC, thermal papers and polyamide.

At Etiprint we have already reacted to these possible risks and provided a range of products free of BPA (<0.04% Bisphenol) and completely harmless to health.

Prepare you for the future market demands and ask us for a quote for your labels without Bisphenol!

The prohibition and elimination of this chemical is foreseen until 2020 in the composition of the containers, although this procedure is already adopted in some European countries.

The migration of this component to the food or drink can be done over time as a result of an increase in temperature or mechanical pressure.

Some studies indicate that BPA has the potential to disrupt the hormonal action of the thyroid, proliferation of prostate cancer cells and blockade of testosterone synthesis.

What changes can I make now?

There are some suggestions to limit your exposure to bisphenol-A.

  • Avoid plastics with numbers 3 and 7 or letters PC. Alternatively, look for numbers 1, 2 and 4.
  • Do not place plastics in the microwave, as heat increases the likelihood of release of bisphenol-A. For the same reason, wash the plastic on the top shelf of the dishwasher or wash by hand.
  • Make sure that the metal thermal bottle for the water is really free of bisphenol-A. Many of these bottles have an enamel coating constituted by epoxy containing bisphenol-A. Try to use stainless steel bottles without coating.
  • Avoid consuming as much as possible canned foods. Some companies use bisphenol-A-free cans, but they are rare. When possible, it may be useful to pass the food contained in the cans through water.
  • Also avoid canned drinks!
  • If you do not need a receipt from a store or restaurant, do not save it. The thermal paper used in the receipts and in the cinema and airplane tickets contain bisphenol-A.