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As Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws to a close, Breast Cancer UK (BCUK) has launched a petition calling on the Government to ban the use of the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) in food and drinks packaging, because it disrupts hormones and has been scientifically linked to breast cancer and other diseases. BPA was banned in baby bottles throughout the EU in 2011, following a campaign spearheaded by BCUK, yet it is still routinely used in a wide variety of consumer products, including tin cans, plastic food packaging, kid's bottles and lunch boxes. Scientists agree that an important route of human exposure to BPA is through diet, because the chemical leaches from the packaging and into food and drink. Unborn children, babies and young children are particularly susceptible to early exposure to BPA and some studies have linked pre-natal exposure to BPA with neurological difficulties. France is taking steps to ban the use of BPA in food and drink packaging because of concerns about its safety. Please help us to convince the UK Government to follow its example.