Canada may designate BPA a toxic substance

Bisphenol A is prevalent in consumer products and persistent in the environment. The draft of the NTP (National Toxicology Program) report on Bisphenol A can be found here.

Canadian health authorities announced today that they’re formally proposing to designate bisphenol A (BPA) as a toxic substance, a first step in their consideration of a ban on the sale of products with BPA. The chemical is widely used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastics such as clear, hard, reusable water bottles, baby bottles, and food storage containers. Numerous studies have associated BPA with a range of negative developmental and reproductive effects in laboratory animals and humans.

[via consumerreports]

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