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Health regulators will soon be taking out baby bottles that contains chemicals in Australian stores.

Health regulators will soon be taking out baby bottles that contains chemicals in Australian stores.

Several parents have raised their concerns regarding the toxicity content of these baby bottle and it said to increase thr risk of breast cancer and endocrine dysfunction.

Several of Australia's major retail chains - Woolworths, BigW, Aldi and Wesfarmers, the owner of Coles, Kmart and Target, have agreed it will not introduce the new stock of bottles which contain Bisphenol A (BPA).

Bisphenol A, is common in clear plastic food and drink carriers. The chemical is already banned in France and Canada, however, the Australian government insisted it does not pose a risk to babies health when ingested in low doses.

Federal Parliament Secretary for Health Mark Butler said the phase-out will commence starting today and will provide a public concern guide and a safety ordered by US health regulators.

He added while Food Standards Australia New Zealand has concluded intake levels are very low and do not pose a risk to babies' health, the government has noted the concerns raised by the public and took appropriate action.

Several concerned citizens have said that BPA poses a particular risk to children during their developing years.