Saturday, August 21, 2010

Canada to Place BPA on List of Toxic Substances

Environment Canada intends to place bisphenol A (BPA) on the country's list of toxic substances within eight to 10 weeks.  In April 2008, the government first banned polycarbonate baby bottles. According to a recently released letter from Environment Minister Jim Prentice, the agency has formally rejected the American Chemistry Council's July 15, 2009, request for a review board because the group did not supply "any new scientific data or information with respect to the nature and extent of the danger posed by bisphenol A." 

Earlier, Statistics Canada released a study examining lead and BPA concentrations in the Canadian population. Researchers used data from the 2007-2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey to determine that 91 percent of the population ages 6 to 69 had BPA in their urine.

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